Originally Posted by Erin
I don't know about other professions, but my professional institution (RICS) warns us that any advice we give, paid or otherwise can lead to liability if we are negligent. I guess it is one of those leagal issues for which there aren't a great deal of precedents yet (except in America of course) and also the professional bodies trying to uphold standards at all times.
Our civil legal system is based on cases and precedents, so if no or very few precedents have been set then there have been no cases, so no problem!
Also for every legal opinion there will be an opposing legal opinion, or we would not have courts, as everyone would agree on everything