Good Legal Advice


What is good legal advice in a nutshell

The numerous legal arguments which rage in life today are created by the social changes. People have moved from the stone age to that of today’s tech age, during the transition social structure, civil rights, laws, consumer protections and opportunities have all changed. People's feelings beliefs, understandings and interpretations have equally changed involving attitude shifts. Accordingly, laws have moved on, been updated, introduced and so ensure that society can function in the way that society dictates.

When people, companies, groups, governments and others have a dispute, they naturally seek advice from peers who claim to have more understanding of the issue. That is the first consideration - do they have that knowledge and experience? If not, you may end up jockeying a position which delivers harm.

When you seek any advice, it might be great to be told that you are right, that you will win the day and be enriched by your quest. It does not mean it is good, sound advice.

Good advice is to stand back, listen to the facts as perceived by the complainant, then to consider everything in context including what followed the fall out. Then weigh up the consequences of the intended actions. The worry, the costs, the consequences and the reputations effected.

The best advice will never develop from a warming feeling, nor will you go out skipping with joy. Good advice is received, pondered, considered, embraced and acted upon having regard for you own circumstances.

In today's market, many industries have set up advice centres and bolt on consumer advice lines and offer to dispense advice for free. Some are quite perverse in that the complaining consumer is courted to visit the very person they complain about. By way of example; The banking industry are financing their own advice centres yet are the most notorious mis-sellers of financial products. If those advice centres deliver advice which does not satisfy the consumer they are encouraged to make a financial claim via the Financial Ombudsman Service which they finance.

The independence of consumer associations have therefore been eroded.