The counsel aims to resolve the client’s problem.
The advice must be sound therefore it will be the result of thorough judicial study.
It must also be given promptly; the lawyer will take this into account when organising their analysis.
What is more the advice given should be concrete and appropriate; if the Law does not provide a solution to a problem (which is possible) the lawyer must clearly state this and provide advice which takes this uncertainty into consideration.
It must also be economical; the counsel is given according to the costs of putting the advice into practice.