Feathering their own nests? Should barristers and/or solicitors be sued.

Winnie Ma, Bond University

Document Type Journal Article

Ma, Winnie (2002), Feathering their own nests? Should barristers and/or solicitors be sued. The National Legal Eagle, April 2002, pp. 11-13.

Copyright ©The Law Society of New South Wales , 2002.

Reproduced with permission.

Abstract

Extract:

Most people have seen lawyers arguing in courts - that is, acting as an advocate or performing advocacy work. For many people, this seems to be the most challenging and rewarding aspect of being a lawyer. But what happens if the lawyer stuffs up and the client loses the case as a result? Can the client sue the lawyer for bad performance in court?