Preferred Member from US
joined:June 14, 2010
Not looking for specific legal advice, just a consensus of whether legal advice should be the next step, or should it be ignored?
I have a client with a very aged and likely sought after domain in the (coincidentally) legal realm. It's very generic, he is US based and not a lawyer. For the last 4-5 years, he has published content that helps visitors learn about different legal matters, and points them to various legal resources to learn more.
Over the past week, he has received email communication from "The Law Society of England and Wales", asking for licenses and stating that the website is pretending to be a solicitor in England and Wales.
The website has the typical disclaimers that is informational only, does not constitute legal advice, the owner is not an attorney, etc etc. Even the "About Us" type page states clearly that the content is informational only, and goes well into explaining that the content is for research only and should never be a substitute for an Attorney.
There are much larger informational sites out there with similar generic information. Should he be concerned? Should he seek out legal advice on the matter, or wait until a registered letter shows up to take it more serious?
Thanks in advance,