How risky is it for people to self-identify as legal professionals and answer questions here?
In Britain, precedent such as Chaudry v Prabhakar – 1989 can make British lawyers reticent to give informal advice, even when outside of a professional or business context.
I do wonder whether the site disclaimer is sufficient to protect against a claim for incorrect advice however.
Law Stack Exchange is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for individualized advice from a qualified legal practitioner. Communications on Law Stack Exchange are not privileged communications and do not create an attorney-client relationship.
It is also questionable as to whether professional indemnity insurance in the U.K. would cover a British lawyer sued in this way.
So, what are the risks for British lawyers, and do other countries rulings similar to Chaudry v Prabhakar – 1989?
I don't believe this is a duplicate of other 'advice on stack exchange' questions, as it addresses more specific concerns. Also, I posted this on the main site rather than on Meta as it's an interesting legal question in its own right.
Also I acknowledge that there may be selection bias in responses by legal professionals prepared to answer this. *8')