Talk:Officer of the court

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Attorney is listed twice -- where should it go? NickdelaG 12:56, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

If solicitors are officers of the court, surely barristers are too. http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/advice/practice-notes/criminal-procedure-rules-2011/#cpr31 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.240.241.152 (talk) 00:39, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

As a matter of fact they aren't. Lots of people (including the parties and expert witnesses) have duties to the court, barristers are no exception to that. But most people aren't *officers* of the court which is quite a different matter. The roll of solicitors was maintained by the Master of the Rolls and solicitors were referred to as solicitors of the supreme court (subsequently "the senior courts"). None of those things are true of barristers. We aren't officers of the court and we have never been. The court might entrust a solicitor with various responsibilities (such as supervising an Anton Piller order) but would never do so for a barrister for exactly that reason. Francis Davey (talk) 12:04, 27 October 2013 (UTC)