Before giving advice to your client you must be satisfied that:
The level of advice should be proportionate to the circumstances of the matter or dispute and the potential loss to your client. You should not incur legal costs far more than a debt, the value of property at issue or other sum your client is seeking to recover.
We may abate the entire account, even within the initial limit of authorised expenditure, if we consider giving the advice was unnecessary and unreasonable.
Circumstances in which this could arise would include:
You decide who is eligible for advice and assistance and the extent to which you provide it. Therefore, you must be aware of the circumstances in which advice and assistance is available and can be provided to avoid your account being abated.