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    I've talked to a barrister, who has helped me vs I talked to a barrister, who helped

    Hi. I have a question, connected with these 2 tenses. Should we say? : I've talked to a barrister, who has helped me or I talked to a barrister, who helped me.
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    Re: I've talked to a barrister, who has helped me vs I talked to a barrister, who hel

    Depending on context, either one could be used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I've talked to a barrister, who has helped me vs I talked to a barrister, who hel

    I want to say that the action has recently happened.

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    Re: I've talked to a barrister, who has helped me vs I talked to a barrister, who hel

    That makes no difference.

    Jane: I have a legal problem.
    John: Oh no. Are you getting legal advice?
    Jane: I've spoken to a barrister a few times. I saw him yesterday.
    John: Has he been useful?
    Jane: Oh yes. He's helped me a lot.

    Jane: I have a legal problem.
    John: Oh no. Are you getting legal advice?
    Jane: Yes, I saw a barrister yesterday.
    John: Was he helpful?
    Jane: Yes, he helped me a lot.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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