Present company excepted, I have noticed that most people are
uneducated in respect of their rights. I would like to exploit this
with a business where I would charge to provide the sort of
information you'd normally go to a solicitor or the CAB for, but
really you should know for free.
I can't tell you my idea in detail, but to use a current topic, it
would be like me charging £140 to advise 'separating common-law
couples' what their legal rights are. I would prepare a report which
briefly explains what they are entitled to. I would be a 'separation
I might also advertise as a 'deposit reclamation company' and charge
tenants 25% to provide them with the name of a solicitor who might
claim their deposit back.
Alternatively, I might be a 'claim consultancy' and charge to help
people fill in their small claims, or charge £100 to help with their
data protection subject access requests or to advise on credit rating.
The clients will be signing their own documents.
I will employ devious smallprint and screw clients wherever possible.
I will charge OTT prices for everything, but promise nothing and
return nothing more than a small compilation of free information. If I
bail I'll refer clients to a solicitor.
Notwithstanding morals, and the (usually) superior quality of a
solicitor's advice, what are the legalities please. What is it that
only lawyers can do?
many thanks in advance for your comments.
- posted 15 years ago