There is the often cited claim on the internet that giving legal advice will make you liable for damages.
Didn't previously quote an actual claim, but one of the answers is such a perfect example that I will be quoting that one:
Only a court can make you liable for damages. There is nothing to stop anyone from suing anybody for anything. But if you give incorrect advice, then it may become more likely that a court may find you liable. Of course a professional can provide incorrect advice too.
This advice should not be taken as legally representative, and you should seek legal advice in order to receive a professional opinion.
- iantresman (CC license)
Now, the only legal case I was able to find was this one under US jurisdiction where it was ruled that giving generic advice was not unauthorized practice of law. So, to prevent this question from asking legal advice: have there been any cases anywhere in the world where somebody was made to pay for damages because he provided (generic) legal advice.
To be very clear here, I am talking about non-lawyers giving legal advice (being a lawyer comes with a whole lot more responsibilities in some countries).