Definition of articled clerk in English:

articled clerk

noun

British
  • A trainee solicitor.

    • ‘My friend just commenced to make some assertions about the quality of the hearing, that there was not full legal representation - I think the people were represented by articled clerks.’
    • ‘Where entry to the profession was through indenture as an articled clerk or pupil, family connections were also important, as they were in obtaining business.’
    • ‘The practice, consisting of the two partners, an articled clerk and Janet Norris, the secretary, relocated to Wimbledon in 1974.’
    • ‘The committee allowed a union representative and an articled clerk to represent him, but although they were allowed to address the committee they were not given particulars of the charges against Hook.’
    • ‘But isn't this better than the alternative: management trainees who know a member of the board, articled clerks whose parents can pay the fees, promotion from the ranks dependent on favouritism?’
    • ‘The move under the Harrowell Shaftoe banner brings to an end the venture started by Reg Ashworth in Peckitts Street, York, in 1974 where Peter Tetlow, his articled clerk and crime advocate later joined him as partner in October, 1997.’
    • ‘In England a qualified partner is allowed only two articled clerks, but in Scotland he can have as many as he likes.’
    • ‘Jeff Kildea, the other main speaker, reported that when he became an articled clerk, in 1972, he was told that he was the first Catholic ever employed by that firm of solicitors.’
    • ‘Accounting articled clerk Sebastian Theron has just completed his first of three years' required articles.’
    • ‘While solicitors' articled clerks may once have been in very much the same position as pupil barristers, they have in more recent times been entitled to payment.’
    • ‘She was on good money, and was being urged by her boss to become an articled clerk.’
    • ‘An Oxford graduate, Mr Burton began his career with Manchester City Council in 1966 as an articled clerk, and subsequently became assistant solicitor.’
    • ‘I would suggest that it is more a question of the employer of the articled clerk not exploiting detrimentally the enthusiasm of that young person in that particular case.’
    • ‘After settling in Durban with his family, Squires joined a friend's firm of attorneys as an articled clerk.’
    • ‘Having started her career as an articled clerk and later as a senior manager at KPMG she went on to join local government where since 1998 she has acted at chief executive level.’
    • ‘But it has been known for years, ever since I was an articled clerk, that if you did that you did it by deed of release; you did not do it by way of judgment.’
    • ‘He reluctantly became an articled clerk in his father's legal firm, but after his father's death in 1926 he studied at Richmond School of Art and then the Royal College of Art, 1926-8.’
    • ‘Beginning his working life as an articled clerk in a solicitor's office, the windfall of an unexpected legacy made it possible for him to go up to Cambridge, where he read for the Bar.’
    • ‘The support staff, the articled clerks, the young solicitors, they don't have the bargaining power.’
    lawyer, legal representative, legal practitioner, legal executive, notary, notary public, advocate, attorney
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