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The solicitor's job Fill each of the blanks in the following text.

Use one word only in each space.

There are about 40,000 solicitors practising in the UK. They perform a wide variety of including conveyancing, probate, divorce, company matters and general litigation. Some commercial

, particularly in city centres, are specialists . Many others are general a person a solicitor. If he

, for example, on company or maritime practitioners who wishes to wants However, use

most work requested by their clients. his house or make a will, he will usually bring a case to court he will not be able to deal solicitor who will "instruct the barrister".

usually need a barrister's services. the barrister direct. He must

is no legal obligation to employ work. person can sell his own house,

solicitor when carrying out legal his own will and conduct his common sense to understand and apply

divorce. All he needs is time the basic procedures of the law.

Word puzzle Read the clues and write the words downwards in the puzzle. What is the hidden word which goes across the middle of the puzzle to make number 9? This word describes a legal agreement between companies or individuals usually recorded in written form. Print this page and complete the puzzle offline. ///// ///// ///// 4 ///// ///// 3 1 . . . . . . . ///// . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ///// ///// ///// 8 ///// ///// ///// . 5 . . . ///// ///// . ///// ///// . ///// ///// . 6 . ///// . . ///// ///// ///// /////

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1. A member of the legal profession; s/he helps you to purchase a house or make a will.

2. A long document providing information, often the result of some research. 3. To end (for example, a long-running business arrangement). 4. A court action brought by one person against another, for example, to claim damages for injury or loss. 5. The carrying out of one's professional duty improperly or dishonestly and often thereby causing damage, injury or loss. 6. Another word for bill or act. 7. The type of law relating to activities which are not criminal in nature. 8. To give up.

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Word partnerships Some words are frequently used with a key business word. Look at the words below which can be use with the word "contract", for example: break a contract, draw up a contract, terminate a contract. break renegotiate contract renew cancel terminate draw up a/the negotiate cancel

Use some of the above verbs to fill in the gaps in the text below:

After the terms of a contract have been department

with a business partner, the legal

a draft contact. The members of the legal department have to take or

into account the possible course of action to be taken if the contract is later

by either of the parties involved. Moreover, provision also has to be made for the contract to be or .