What constitutes giving legal advice?

What constitutes giving legal advice?

Legal advice is the giving of a professional or formal opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law in relation to a particular factual situation. The provision of legal advice will often involve analyzing a set of facts and advising a person to take a specific course of action based on the applicable law.

What is the difference between legal information and legal advice?

Legal information explains the law and the legal system in general terms. Legal advice applies the law, including statute and case law and legal principles to a particular situation. It provides recommendations about what course of action would best suit the facts of the case and what the person wants to achieve.

How do you write a legal opinion on a case?

The legal opinion should be written following a structure. It should be entitled OPINION or ADVICE and contain the title of the case in the heading. The first paragraphs should serve as an introduction to the legal opinion, laying out the salient facts and what you have been asked to advise about.

How do you politely ask for advice?

Examples include:

  1. ”I am writing to ask if you could help me with…”
  2. ”I would appreciate if you could give me some advice about…”
  3. ”I am writing to ask for your advice.”
  4. ”I wonder if you could help me with a problem.”

Do solicitors charge per email?

A solicitor will charge you for everything they do which is related to your case. This will include: speaking to you on the phone. reading and responding to your emails.

What percentage do solicitors take?

What does this mean? Most solicitors, who may advertise a ‘No Win, No Fee’ service, charge their clients a success fee of up to 25% of the damages awarded.

How do I get legal advice in Australia?

Who can get legal advice? Short answer – anyone who has a legal problem. Go to Court Lawyers operates a Legal Hotline on 1300 636 846 where you can talk directly to a lawyer from 7am – midnight, 7 days a week. You can call this number from anywhere within Australia and speak with a lawyer right away.

How does Legal Aid NSW help disadvantaged people?

Legal Aid NSW provides free advice to disadvantaged people about legal issues affecting them. What is legal advice? A lawyer will give you one-off free legal advice about your issue. They will also tell you whether you may be eligible for further assistance or a grant of legal aid for a lawyer to represent you in your case.

Which is the best legal service in NSW?

LawAccess NSW is the best place to start to resolve a legal problem in NSW, as they are able to provide legal information and a referral to the most appropriate service. In some cases they may provide legal advice over the telephone. Phone: 1300 888 529 Website: www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au Hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

What can the Law Society of NSW do for You?

The Law Society can put you in touch with law firms willing to provide legal services for free, or for reduced fees. This assistance can include legal advice, help with preparing documentation, and representation in court. CLCs are independent, community based organisations that provide legal advice and assistance.

When to call LawAccess NSW for legal help?

A guided pathway can give you information after you answer some questions. Need Legal Help? Call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays) for legal help. Use our new self help tools to help you solve your legal problem quickly, cheaply and fairly. Best viewed using Google Chrome or IE11.