How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Jo C. Your Own Question
Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 70298
Experience:  Over 5 years in practice
12826847
Type Your Law Question Here...
Jo C. is online now

How much time do barristers normally spend with the client

Customer Question

How much time do barristers normally spend with the client prior to the sexual offence trial?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My best friend was accused of sexual assault and I was wondering what is a standard procedure when it comes to the trial. How much time, on average, would a barrister spend with the prosecuted person prior to trial
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

It depends on the case really.

For sexual assault alone it is rare that a conference in Chambers would be conducted.

Generally speaking it would be a conference before trial on the morning of trial whilst at court.

However, it does depend on the circumstances of the case, the nature of the unused material, whether the solicitors brief counsel in time, whether it is returned to another counsel.

There isn't really a standard procedure.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo