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The Adviser's Toolkit: reviews

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Anyone seeking to develop a career in the legal advice field would be well advised to pick up this book.

The Adviser's Toolkit: giving legal advice is a unique guide to the core skills and processes of giving legal advice. It pulls together established models of good practice for advising clients and conducting cases and draws directly on the new National Occupational Standards in Legal Advice.

The reader is given the basic principles of giving advice and devising tactics for resolving clients' problems in a highly practical way. Key areas, such as social welfare law, giving employment advice, and housing advice are covered in detail and each topic is clearly illustrated through the use of case studies, flow-charts and sample letters.

ChildRIGHT, May 2008

'What else to read this month...'

This is a unique guide to the skills and processes needed to give legal advice and is an invaluable resource to those working in the voluntary and public advice-giving sectors. It draws together established models of good practice for advising clients as well as the guidelines from the new National Occupational Standards in Legal Advice. The toolkit also supports the many people outside the legal field who give advice in the course of their jobs.

VS magazine, NCVO, April 2008.