Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.
Please can you tell me a bit more about the situation or circumstances so that I can advise. Thank you
OK thank you, ***** ***** it with me. I am in court today so will prepare my advice during the day and get back to you at the earliest opportunity. There is no need to wait here as you will receive an email when I have responded. Thank you.
I have looked into your query in more detail but unfortunately it is not something I can assist with. I will therefore ‘opt out’ and a colleague better placed to deal with the nature of your query should hopefully pick this up soon. Please do not reply in the meantime as that will just assign the question back to me and you will experience a delay. Thank you
You cannot call yourself a solicitor unless you have a practising certificate.
You can call yourself a lawyer because lawyer is a generic term and you are indeed a lawyer.
The reserved activities for which you must have a practice certificate are shown below.
incidentally, if you are working in a solicitors office and you are on the roll of solicitors, even though you may not be working as a solicitor but, for example, are just answering the phone on reception, you must still have a practising certificate.
Provided what you propose to do, does not come under any of the descriptions in the above list, there is no problem in doing what you propose.
Incidentally, even the giving of legal advice is not regulated.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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That’s correct, provided it doesn’t need registering at the land Registry. Hence, could draft tenancy agreements (as estate agents do) for commercial or residential property provided the tenancy agreement/lease is less than 7 years and hence doesn’t need registering with the land registry