MANISH CHAUHAN

An advocate is a term for a professional lawyer used in several different legal systems.The process of becoming an advocate is referred to as devilling. All Intrants will hold an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) and the Diploma in Legal Practice qualifying them as solicitors or be members of theBar in another common law jurisdiction.Advocates are the only lawyers with rights of audience in the courts of the Isle of Man. An Advocate's role is to give advice on all matters of law: it may involve representing a client in the civil and criminal courts or advising a client on matters such as matrimonial and family law, trusts and estates, regulatory matters, property transactions and commercial and business law. In court, Advocates wear a horsehair wig, stiff collar, bands and a gown in the same way as barristers do elsewhere.