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ADVICE, com. law. A letter containing information of any circumstances unknown to the person to whom it is written; when goods are forwarded by sea or land, the letter transmitted to inform the consignee of the fact, is termed advice of goods, or letter of advice. When one merchant draws upon another, he generally advises him of the fact. These letters are intended to give notice of the facts they contain.

ADVICE, practice. The opinion given by counsel to their clients; this should never be done but upon mature deliberation to the best of the counsel's ability; and without regard to the consideration whether it will affect the client favorably or unfavorably.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Staff provide advice on eligibility for the full range of benefits and represent people at tribunals and appeal hearings.
"We will make sure residents are receiving all the benefits they're eligible for to maximise their income as well as offering advice on managing money and debt.The additional PS35 million generated for people means an improved quality of life for residents, more money being spent in the local economy and a reduction in poverty.
Consumers are absolutely open to financial advice, but they want it on their terms.
The advisors will work to offer advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, while the community champions will work in their communities to offer a gateway to advice services, explaining to people what advice and services are available.
This Monday, Advice Chaser expanded its referral service to select groups in Manhattan and surrounding areas.
"Pension transfers can be confusing, so it is very important people seek the right advice and we pride ourselves on delivering this to our clients.
Support will include energy efficiency advice, referrals to the Warm Home Discount Scheme, supplier switching advice, referrals to Home Energy Scotland for loans, grants and incentives, resolving billing issues, benefits checks and referring eligible customers to SSEN's Priority Services Register.
Despite psychology and communications' shared interest, little is known about the linguistic and psychological properties of advice within real-world relationships.
The researchers found that within 127 discussions there were 82 instances of medical advice. Advice related to six topics: device information, programming, cardiovascular disease, lead management, activity restriction, and management of other conditions.
It comes after a third of British Steel Pension Scheme members were revealed to have been given bad advice during the process.
"I would urge anyone struggling with big bills this January to get in touch with advice services in Renfrewshire as soon as they can.