Barratry Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Barratry.

Barratry (noun)

Barratry refers to the act of a legal adviser or attorney who repeatedly and unfairly introduces groundless lawsuits or otherwise encourages clients to take unnecessary legal action that doesn't benefit the client. They do this with the main aim of profiting from the legal fees they receive. This practice is considered unethical and is prohibited in many jurisdictions, often leading to penalties for the legal professional involved. This term is primarily used in legal contexts.