Legal advice is the delivery of a professional or formal opinion on the substance orprocedure of the law in relation to a specific factual situation. Providing legal advice often involves considering a range of facts and advising an individual to choose a specific course of action based on the applicable law.
Legal advice is generally provided in exchange for monetary or other material compensation. Free advice is commonly referred to as public pro bono or simply pro bono.
In common law systems it is usually obtained from a solicitor, solicitor or advocate; in civil law systems it is conferred by barristers, barristers or other professionals.
In some countries legal advice is dependent on possession of a special licence; in others it is subject only to the general rules of professional duty and may be provided by any person who would normally be legally responsible for the advice given. The UK Legal Services Act 2007 includes the provision of legal advice within the definition of unreserved legal activities, meaning that anyone, not just a court officer, can provide it. However, if it is provided by a solicitor or other person authorized by one of the leading legal services regulators,
this activity falls within their purview of regulation.
With the advent of the Internet, many services have been set up to enable people to conduct their own legal research or create their own legal documents.
Legal information is distinguished from legal information, which is a repetition of a legal fact.Legal information can be provided by a parking meter, sign or other type of notice, such as B. a warning by a law enforcement officer to be transmitted.
Printed legal materials such as guides and guides are generally not considered legal advice. Accordingly, instructions for complying with court requirements for filing forms and other court documents do not constitute legal advice.
Basic instructions for completing a legal form, placing information on the form, and defining legal terms used in a form constitute the provision of legal information. A Directing a person to write information on a legal document or form, or advising the person what to say in court is legal advice.Likewise, applying legal rules and principles to a particular issue and advising on a course of action is almost always considered