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Old 05-27-2019, 05:46 PM
Steve McQwark is offline
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Originally Posted by bob++ View Post
In the UK, while an individual barrister might well be conflicted, it would not affect another barrister in the same chambers and both sides could well be represented by barristers who share a room in their chambers. This is because they are not employed but are individuals whose loyalty is only to the client.

When your tricky case breaks for (a long) lunch and you pop over from the law courts to the Wig and Pen for a sandwich and a pint, and you see your and the other side's barristers having lunch with the judge, you just have to rely on their sense of ethics.
Pardon my ignorance, but what does "share a room in their chambers" mean? Are all UK barristers considered independent even if they work for a firm or is it two barristers who happen to share office space to save on rent?