The number of persons who contact me on the various social media sites, and by email, looking for free advice would surprise you.
People seem to assume that because I pump out useful free content on various legal and business topics that I will advise them for free when they contact me.
That is not the case and I have explained this a few times in the past. The main reason is it would be tremendously time consuming to do so.
But the main reason is if I am going to be sued for negligence or poor professional advice at the very least, I want to have charged the person in the first instance. It would be galling to be sued or be the subject of a complaint to the LSRA for free advice given generously but without all the relevant facts.
Most people accept and recognise this.
A few fail to see the comparison with me walking into Supervalu in Enfield on a Saturday and looking for a nice steak and a bottle of red, for free.