Aspiring advocates presently spend one 12 months in pupillage (previously solely six months) before being admitted to the bar of their respective provincial or judicial jurisdictions. “Advocate John Doe, SC” (Advokaat in Afrikaans) in the same fashion as “Dr. John Doe” for a medical physician. In Nigeria, there isn’t a formal distinction between barristers and solicitors.
It acts in issues of general concern to the career and, via the independent Bar Standards Board, regulates the skilled conduct of its members. A barrister is required to just accept any case for a proper skilled fee, for example, regardless of his personal feelings, besides when there are circumstances of conflicting pursuits of purchasers. Furthermore, if a barrister does not receive fee for his work, he may not take action in court docket to acquire it. Barristers can’t create formal partnerships with different barristers or with solicitors, nor can they carry on another … Read More