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Commented on: 9 October 2018 16:08 GMT

I will flip the question to you:

Would you rather be flown by a pilot with over 5000 hours of commercial flying experience or a pilot who has passed an examination and has got a certificate to say he is competent but has no previous experience. Or perhaps has only flown an entirely different sort of plane with different controls.

Solicitors are not required to confirm their experience in any area of the law before taking instructions. A prudent person would seek details but I think the perception from the public is that if you are a solicitor then you know what you are doing and the advice can be relied upon. My point is that this is not always the case.

To denigrate an unqualified legal advisor just because they do not have a certificate is ridiculous yet here we are on this thread with people doing just that.

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