THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM
Legal Study E-Guides - Vocabulary Series
By Michael Howard
Published by Legal English Books at Smashwords
Copyright 2013 Michael Howard
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To Act for/To Act on Behalf of (phrasal verb): This phrasal verb means to represent. Lawyers often use these two phrases to confirm that they are the legal representative for their client. For example, lawyers commonly use the phrases “I am acting for Mr Smith in this matter” or “I am acting on behalf of Mr Smith in this matter”. Associated words: Acted for/on behalf of (past simple), Acted for/on behalf of (3rd form).