What is diffrence between Solicitor and Attorney. In india, is there any regulation to regulate this topic? Can anybody or lawyer, write solicitor or attorney as suffix/prefix with his name.
Raj Kumar Makkad (Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh) 13 September 2010
A lawyer is a person learned in the law as a counsel, solicitor or attorney/lawyer. A lawyer is a person who has a license to practice law in various different fields. The system of rules or conduct which is established by the sovereign government is known as Law. These rules of conduct prove helpful in correcting wrongs, maintaining stability within the society, and helps in delivering justice to the victims.
The legal jurisdictions exercise their rights in determining the role of a lawyer. The meaning of the term lawyer differs from place to place.
Shiva Kant Dixit (Advicate) 13 September 2010
Raj Kumar Ji,
it is better if we not answer from wikipedia.
P.K.Haridasan (Advocate) 19 September 2010
In England only the Barristers used to argue the case. The brief was prepared by Attorneys. The Barrister will settle the pleadings prepared by Attorneys and receive their settling fee. In India there is no difference as to Solicitors, Attorneys and Advocates. All these matters are handled by experts in Law . In Calcutta the old Attorney firms and still in existence. The role of the Attorneys in Supreme Court are replaced by Advocate on record. Only through them we can file papers in Supreme Court.