The provision of general legal advice

Those organisations directly involved in legal work probably already know about this, but some providing general legal advice might not.

The Legal Services Act 2007 formalising the regulation of the legal profession includes provision to remove an exemption for non-profit bodies. The Legal Standards Board has now stated that such bodies will not become licensed under the Act until at least April 2015.

See some notes from ICAEW pages at http://www.ion.icaew.com/charityblog/25897 or the press release (pdf, 79KB), their Next Steps document (pdf, 317KB).