Reviewer: hereandthere
Date: 10/01/08 14:43
Chapter: Bait

hello :) thanks for the review, and I am glad you like the story.
I am not actually American, and the legal system in my country works very like the British one. I did research, but in the end decided it was unnecessary to include the information you stated. First, 'lawyer' is pretty much universally recognised, more so than 'solicitor' and barrister' anyway. I didn't want to have to give explanations that would only slow down the story. Secondly, I didn't feel it was totally relevant - this is fiction, and fantasy (after all, you don't seem to have any complaints about the inclusion of vampires - the portrayal of them as real is just as inaccurate ;] ). And who's to say that in the magical world they have decided upon a separate and less complex system?
Sorry to rant at you :)

Author's Response: oops. I was trying to respond to a review, not post one. I'm a mugglenet n00b ><

Reviewer: Breeze
Date: 09/26/08 13:58
Chapter: Bait

Hello. Good story thus far. However, your information on the UK lawyers is a bit off. Unlike the US, the legal profession in the UK is split. There are 2 types of lawyers in the UK -- Solicitors and Barristers. A Solictor most often acts as an advisor to his or her client -- drafting contracts, wills, and patents. A barrister is an advocate and would be arguing the case in court under the direction of a solicitor.

Author's Response: hello :) thanks for the review, and I am glad you like the story. I am not actually American, and the legal system in my country works very like the British one. I did research, but in the end decided it was unnecessary to include the information you stated. First, 'lawyer' is pretty much universally recognised, more so than 'solicitor' and barrister' anyway. I didn't want to have to give explanations that would only slow down the story. Secondly, I didn't feel it was totally relevant - this is fiction, and fantasy (after all, you don't seem to have any complaints about the inclusion of vampires - the portrayal of them as real is just as inaccurate ;] ). And who's to say that in the magical world they have decided upon a separate and less complex system? Sorry to rant at you :)

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