Brief means a specific instruction addressed to the counsel concerned by the attorney. Clients may be disadvantaged if counsel is briefed at the very last moment.
This is an example instructions to counsel or brief to counsel with drafting notes which can be used as a starting point when instructing a barrister.
Brief to counsel south africa. 5th floor wentworth chambers abstract. Rule 40 which provides for in forma pauperis representation has been in operation for many years and continues to operate. A brief should not be brief.
Brief to provide advice status. From the bar council. 26 nov 2020 the general council of the bar of south africa has rounded on the jacob zuma foundation for its unrestrained attacks on the zondo commission the latest of which impugned its decision.
Confidential and privileged contact. Eg a professor of law in a speciality being a co counsel. A brief should be delivered to counsel in a timely manner so that the barrister has sufficient time to become familiar with the matter and to research the relevant legal issues.
In addition and also for many years counsel have made themselves available to act as amici curiae. Where counsel receives a brief sent by a country attorney c o his city agent the briefing attorney is the country attorney. Setting out your client s position.
The cape bar society of advocates cape town. Ms cynthia cochrane clerk. This document is usually sent together with a covering letter to counsel s clerk see standard document instructions or brief to counsel covering letter.
Put yourself in counsel s shoes. The judicial committee of the privy council jcpc is the highest court of appeal for certain british territories some commonwealth countries and a few uk bodies. Setting out the claim or allegations made.
12 there are many examples in the case law. Your memo should set out all the details required to effectively communicate the key facts and issues and may include. However if a brief is urgent it should be marked as such and counsel advised.
Brief to counsel for. Established on 13 august 1833 to hear appeals formerly heard by the king in council the privy council formerly acted as the court of last resort for the entire british empire other than for the united kingdom itself and. The constitution of the republic of south africa section 8.
S v gidi 198494 sa 537 c sets out why a principled approach is not an option. Flagging potential issues of contention.