Refresher/Sonderhonorar für Barrister

The Oxford English Dictionary has a word-of-the-day service. Today’s word is refresher, and one meaning is the one that sprang to mind immediately:

refresher Sonderhonorar für den Anwalt (Br barrister) (bei längerer Verhandlungsdauer)

refresher außerordentliche Anwaltsgebühr (bei langandauerndem Prozess bzw. mehrtägiger Verhandlung)


2. Law.

a. An extra fee paid to counsel when a case lasts longer than originally expected or allowed for.
1796 Attorney & Agent’s New Table of Costs (ed. 5) 222 Refresher to Mr. Bearcroft. 1831 F. REYNOLDS Playwright’s Adventures vi. 108 He also knew that barristers..can only be kept alive by refreshers. 1881 Times 19 Feb. 10/3 It is therefore recommended that daily refreshers should be abolished, as being one of the principal causes of the undue lengthening of trials. 1933 H. ALLEN Anthony Adverse xlix. 740 My retainer is reasonable, my refreshers modest, my reputation unblemished. 1991 Investors Chron. 26 July 68/3 The refreshers or daily fees will never be less than £1,000.

{dag}b. A revised brief. Obs. rare.
1852 T. DE QUINCEY Sketch from Childhood in Hogg’s Instructor 8 2/1 Every fortnight, or so, I took care that he should rec

eive a ‘refresher’, as lawyers call it{em}a new and revised brief{em}memorialising my pretensions.

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  1. On sight of the name Frankenberger, I thought we were going to be treated to another theory about Adolf H.’s illegitimate grandfather roots in Graz where the ‘Jew Frankenberger’ was never registered, so could not have been living there to employ Adolf’s grandmother, Anna Maria Schicklgruber, as a housemaid:
    Begs the question why Frankenberger kept up maintenance payments to Alois.

    • Thank you for that information. I didn’t know that. I can add that Hermann Goering went to school in F

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