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I did my uni degree, got an LLB. I havent done LPC or training contract but I wanna become a legal advisor. Is this illegal? is lpc 100% necessary? What if one business says "I know you have all this knowledge, and I wanna hire you", is it illega;l?
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I did my uni degree, got an LLB. I havent done LPC or training contract but I wanna become a legal advisor. Is this illegal? is lpc 100% necessary? What if one business says "I know you have all this knowledge, and I wanna hire you", is it illega;l?
It depends what you are doing. You can get a job doing some legal type work in a business without having to be qualified. You will not nee he LPC. It is a tricky area though, so you cant hold yourself out as a solicitor or qualified in areas in which you are not.

It seems you dont have any idea what job you are talking about, so best find the job and post back here.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...-my-degree/law

Where you are working on a helpline or as a paralegal then they sometimes prefer the LPC as well.
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It depends what you are doing. You can get a job doing some legal type work in a business without having to be qualified. You will not nee he LPC. It is a tricky area though, so you cant hold yourself out as a solicitor or qualified in areas in which you are not.

It seems you dont have any idea what job you are talking about, so best find the job and post back here.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...-my-degree/law

Where you are working on a helpline or as a paralegal then they sometimes prefer the LPC as well.
I want to work as a legal advisor at a new startup tech company. They know I have a law degree and I was wondering if i was listed as a legal advisor on their website and I advised them about legal issues, would that be illegal..?
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I want to work as a legal advisor at a new startup tech company. They know I have a law degree and I was wondering if i was listed as a legal advisor on their website and I advised them about legal issues, would that be illegal..?
I believe you need to be careful on holding out.

You are going to have to do the research or take legal advice. It is a tricky area.

http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/cod...anisation.page
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I believe you need to be careful on holding out.

You are going to have to do the research or take legal advice. It is a tricky area.

http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/cod...anisation.page
What if I work as a an advisor in citizens advice bureau for a while. Can't I go around with the title legal advisor?
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What if I work as a an advisor in citizens advice bureau for a while. Can't I go around with the title legal advisor?
You would just be an advisor.
You need to do more research into being a legal advisor. I am just pointing out its a tricky area.
You cant hold out to be more qualified than you are or rather you should be wary of doing so.
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I want to work as a legal advisor at a new startup tech company. They know I have a law degree and I was wondering if i was listed as a legal advisor on their website and I advised them about legal issues, would that be illegal..?
If your job at this company is to research the law, which is essentially all you're equipped to do with a law degree, should you not be able to research the law in relation to professional titles?

Legal consultant is probably the word you're looking for; the one which suggests a level of esteem. Tigger's link says legal consultant should be avoided. It is tricky because you're not providing "legal" support to customers, but to the company itself. The advice above seems to be framed in terms of firm-client interactions, which I don't think you're going to be doing. In your bio, you should go to great pains to make it known you are not a lawyer and are just a researcher.

Citizens Advice call themselves advisers, advice workers or caseworkers, or X specialists. They don't call themselves legal advisers.
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