Legal advisers are lawyers who are employed by large companies or organizations to provide legal advice and services to both the organization and its employees.
Lawyers are generally divided into attorneys and advocates:
Attorneys are general legal practitioners who offer their client services on all legal aspects, including company law, criminal law, taxation, estate planning and personal advice. Attorneys represent their clients in magistrates’ courts and generally prepare cases for presentation by an advocate in the High Court.
Advocates specialise in giving legal opinions and presenting cases in court, and participate in litigation only when they have been instructed or briefed to do so by an attorney.