Profession legal consultant

Legal consultants advise a varied array of clients ranging from business, individuals, up to legal firms. They provide legal advisory outside courtrooms in relation to legal affairs which depend on the nature of the client. They advise in matters such as merging of multinationals, housing purchase, modification of contracts and its implications. They help clients in general to abide by the regulations and avoid committing illegal acts.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Legal terminology

    The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

Skills

  • Compile legal documents

    Compile and collect legal documents from a specific case in order to aid an investigation or for a court hearing, in a manner compliant with legal regulations and ensuring records are properly maintained.

  • Provide legal advice

    Provide advice to clients in order to ensure that their actions are compliant with the law, as well as most beneficial for their situation and specific case, such as providing information, documentation, or advice on the course of action for a client should they want to take legal action or legal action is taken against them.

  • Analyse enforceability

    Examine the client's present situation, ideas and wishes under a legal perspective to assess their legal justification or enforceability.

  • Advise on legal decisions

    Advise judges, or other officials in legal decision-making positions, on which decision would be right, compliant with the law and with moral considerations, or most advantageous for the adviser's client, in a specific case.

  • Ensure law application

    Ensure the laws are followed, and where they are broken, that the correct measures are taken to ensure compliance to the law and law enforcement.

  • Use consulting techniques

    Advise clients in different personal or professional matters.

  • Interpret law

    Interpret the law during the investigation of a case in order to know the correct procedures in handling the case, the specific status of the case and the parties involved, the possible outcomes, and how to present the best arguments for the most favourable outcome.

  • Identify clients' needs

    Identify the areas in which the client may require aid and investigate the possibilities for meeting those needs.

  • Protect client interests

    Protect the interests and needs of a client by taking necessary actions, and researching all possibilities, to ensure that the client obtains their favoured outcome.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage contract disputes manage contracts business law apply technical communication skills moderate in negotiations legal case management observe confidentiality consult with business clients court procedures corporate law present legal arguments negotiate in legal cases civil law analyse legal evidence mergers and acquisitions real estate market respond to enquiries contract law analyse internal factors of companies legal research

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