Solicitor

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In the United Kingdom and certain other common law countries, a solicitor is a lawyer who provides legal advice and prepares legal documents, but generally does not engage in oral argument in higher level courts. Alternatively, in the U.K., barristers specialize in courtroom advocacy and are often contracted by solicitors when their expertise becomes necessary in a particular case

[Last updated in August of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]