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How much time do barristers normally spend with the client

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How much time do barristers normally spend with the client prior to the sexual offence trial?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year 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?