A legal opinion is a doctrinal way of thinking which, in certain dispute hypotheses, inspires the judge to base his decision or enlightens the parties about a decisive question to conclude an agreement. It is different from a simple legal consultation, generally resulting in indecision and advice to be prudent.
With the experience of its founders as court-assigned experts at the Paris Court of Appeal, IP TRUST has developed expertise in legal opinion, involving tremendous rigour, perfect mastery of the specific question and a capacity to clearly formulate complex legal positions.
Generally, the legal opinion presents:
- an account of the context, a reminder of the question and explanation of the context
- facts about the foundations on which the legal opinion has been made (assumptions)
- the firm position taken by the writer (opinion), formulated as affirmations diligently supported by legal sources
- any of the writer’s reservations, also supported objectively and justified by sources, for example contradicting jurisprudence (qualifications)