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junior counsel

noun

Definitions of junior counsel

  • if a lawyer (a UK and commonwealth lawyer that is allowed to plead for a client in the lower and higher courts) is junior counsel then he or she is one of a team of two or more barristers representing either the same client or the state in court, but not the most important barrister on the team

    "Dr Eugene Creally and Mr Murdo Macleod QC were junior counsel to the inquiry."

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