Thanks for these clarifications, Agent Bikethru. But now you have opened up the complex question of the difference between a barrister and a solicitor — neither of which we exactly have over here!
And a note to all agents and correspondents, on paper or electrons: I will be traveling for much of the rest of the summer, so please bear with me if I am slow to reply. I'll be in London for the month of July and look forward eagerly to seeing Bikethru and other insurgents. (Save July 24 for a London type-in if you'll be around. Details to follow.)