Definition of legal advice in US English:

legal advice


  • Professional advice provided by a lawyer.

    ‘independent legal advice’
    ‘he had a right to seek legal advice’
    • ‘It was clear that individual services, other than the free legal advice now almost universally available, were not the most significant reason for members joining.’
    • ‘To be safe, you should always seek legal advice before carrying out any dismissal.’
    • ‘Accountants can't rely on something they've read to determine their liability risk, and should obtain formal legal advice on their situation.’
    • ‘Legal advice was sought at this stage to ensure the structure and bylaws of the new body would meet all organizational and fiscal requirements.’
    • ‘Most small business owners realize that legal advice doesn't come cheaply.’
    • ‘You can seek legal advice or help but this may be costly.’
    • ‘The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law.’
    • ‘If you wish to get legal advice, your best bet is to contact the California Bar Association for the names of lawyers who do pro bono work.’
    • ‘If you feel a company is in breach of contract, don't be afraid to seek independent legal advice or a sympathetic colleague.’
    • ‘He had followed strict legal advice while in clerical office.’