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    Cool Legal Council

    What is it understood for "Legal Council" in an expression like "Legal Council for the accident victims? Maybe, legal protection for victims?

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    Default Re: Legal Council

    Check the spelling. It is probably "legal counsel" = legal advice.

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    Cool Re: Legal Council

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Check the spelling. It is probably "legal counsel" = legal advice.
    Thank You. It must be a mistake because the original text is like that. Is it not possible Councill at all?


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    Not that I can see.

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    Default Re: Legal Council

    , but it's a common mistake, because of the schwa.

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    Default Re: Legal Council

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Check the spelling. It is probably "legal counsel" = legal advice.
    ... and quite possibly, given the context, it may be a metonym referring to the person who gives the advice and represents the victims in court: "Counsel for the plaintiff* is Mr Rumpole".

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    *person asking for something in court - in this case probably compensation.
    Last edited by BobK; 02-Jul-2008 at 12:45. Reason: Added "plaintiff" and explanation

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