Definition of dock brief in English:

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dock brief

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noun

chiefly historical
A brief given directly to a barrister selected from a panel of those present by a prisoner in the dock, without the agency of a solicitor.
Example sentences
  • If that system of dock briefs still existed, today, it would be unlikely to pass the security of article 6 of the European convention on human rights as it is applied by the European Court of Human Rights.

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