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leading counsel

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Definition of leading counsel in English:

noun

The senior barrister of the team which represents either party in a legal case: the action was initiated after taking advice from leading counsel
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  • Although the appellant, now in custody, has been present at his appeal and able to instruct the solicitors and leading counsel who now represent him, no submission in support of the second explanation has been advanced to this court.
  • She was represented at trial by leading counsel and solicitors.
  • In the Crown Court her interests were adequately represented by leading counsel for the Defendant.

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