Definition of bush lawyer in English:

bush lawyer


informalAustralian, New Zealand
  • A person claiming legal or other knowledge who is unqualified to do so.

    • ‘All Australians know what a bush lawyer is - and how they are bores best avoided.’
    • ‘‘I am only a bush lawyer not an industrial lawyer,’ he added.’
    • ‘What bush lawyer gave him the advice that if the Privy Council were restored, these people would automatically be lost to the judiciary system, when that is not the case?’
    • ‘In fact I think the most legalistic people are usually what might be jokingly referred to as the bush lawyers.’
    • ‘Because this legislation is now in statute, it will be a matter for bush lawyers.’