A Sydney lawyer is a person who practices law, as either a barrister or solicitor within the City of Sydney. Working as a Sydney lawyer involves the practical application of legal theory and understanding to solve specific problems for a person or persons.
It’s probably not a good day if you are having to pick up the phone to call a lawyer. Whatever the circumstances no one wants the kind of worry that, being sued, going to court or being sentenced might bring. If you are the innocent party or the guilty party it doesn’t much matter in terms of the amount of concern and anxiety you are likely to feel.
There are many reasons to call a Sydney lawyer but the main one is to get some perspective and following from that some comfort that you are in good hands. It is important that someone with experience is going to be looking after your best interests.
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In Australia, the word “lawyer” is used to refer to both barristers and solicitors (whether in private practice or practicing as corporate in-house counsel).
So what is the difference between a barrister and a solicitor?
On the surface the primary and most obvious distinction is barristers work at higher levels of court than solicitors. On the surface barristers wear a wig and gown in court and solicitors do not. A barrister’s main role is to act as advocate in legal hearings, meaning they have the role of voicing and indeed pleading the case in front of a judge on behalf of their clients.
It is possible to represent yourself in Sydney courts. However lawyers are familiar with the court’s customs and procedures, and unless you are extremely well informed and have good reason to be confident it is highly advised to utilise the expertise of a professional Sydney lawyer. It’s also worth bearing in mind that unrepresented parties often damage their own credibility.
What happens before a court case?
Research and drafting of court papers by lawyers are used to brief a court in writing on the issues in a case before the issues can be orally argued in court. It is probable that extensive research will need to take place into relevant facts and law while drafting legal papers and in preparation for oral argument.
In NSW, the usual division of labour is that a solicitor will gather the facts of a given case from the client and then brief a barrister (usually in writing). The barrister then researches and drafts the necessary court pleadings (which will be filed and served by the solicitor) and orally argues the case.
The first meeting with a lawyer
Client intake and counselling is an important aspect of a lawyer’s job. The relationship between a lawyer and their client often begins with an intake interview in which the lawyer will discover the facts of the client’s situation, clarify what the client hopes to accomplish, manage the expectations depending on the facts and establish what actually can be accomplished. It’s also a time to build trust and understanding between client and lawyer. This will usually be followed by a development of various claims or defences, and explanations of the fees to the client.
Legal advice is the application of abstract principles of law to the concrete facts of the client’s case in order to advise the client about what they should do next. Only registered legal practitioners may practice law. Even corporate in-house legal advisors must first get a license to practice, though the time they spend in court may be negligible.
Drink Driving Offences
Driving Offence Solicitors at Drink Driving Defence Sydney have an excellent track record with results when defending traffic offences. Call our Drink Driving Defence Solicitors on freephone 1300 123 065.
We can advise you 24/7 and provide legal representation for a driving offence committed anywhere in Sydney and in wider NSW.
The Road Traffic Defence team at Drink Driving Defence Sydney are specialist Driving Offence Lawyers with many years of experience in the defence of a wide range of motoring offences. So whether it is speeding offences, drink driving, failing to provide papers or driving with no insurance – Drink Driving Defence Sydney have successfully defended them all.
The expertise that our lawyers use on a daily basis gives you the best possible chance of keeping your licence and staying on the road.
For a free initial consultation or for legal representation: Call our Motoring and Driving Offence Solicitors on freephone 1300 123 065.
Our team of specialist Solicitors for driving offences includes Defence Lawyers who defend motorists for all types of motoring offences. Our Lawyers regularly deal with speeding ticket and drink driving offences, offences relating to mobile phone use and driving etc.
So if you are facing a drunk driving conviction then call our drink driving defence Lawyers for a free initial consultation and we’ll be happy to help.
Why Choose Drink Driving Defence Sydney?
1. We have a high positive result rate defending drink driving offences.
2. We have unparalleled knowledge – For many years our driving offence lawyers have been working in road traffic law on high profile cases in Sydney and NSW. Every Sydney lawyer who works with us has experience in the complete spectrum of motoring offence cases; we know how to successfully defend them and can use this knowledge and experience to provide the best possible advice.
3. No Sydney Lawyer will work harder for you. With persistence and attention to detail we will listen to every concern you have, examine the evidence against you and provide solutions for you to give you the best possible chance of winning your case and retaining your driving licence.
4. We have an enviable reputation in the legal world of Sydney and most importantly with our clients.
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1300 123 065.
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