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A Question of Etiquette

I notice nowadays that Counsel just love the phrase mala fide. Never mind them not really understanding the phrase. Another phrase which many Counsel love nowadays is “misleading the Court”. Sometimes we impress a point of law to the Judge and tell the Judge what a case may mean. The opposite Counsel then has a different view. That would be alright. All he needs to say then is that “I beg to differ from my learned friend on his reading of the case”. But no. Nowadays many Counsel would say, “He is misleading the Court!”. Good God! What is happening to our profession?