Friday, 12 April 2013
The differences between solicitors and barristers were greater in the Regency period than they are now. The terms are still in use but the words sarjeant and attorney were used more often than barrister. In the early decade of the 19th century the training and work of barristers and solicitors was being standardished. To this day barristers are called to the bar at one of the four Inns of Court. In the Regency they were sometimes called pleaders and were hired by solicitors.