There are different types of lawyers and some will be regulated by an approved regulator of legal services. For example, a solicitor and barrister will be regulated.
This means they will be qualified and expected to provide a good quality service. If they don’t you can complain and are protected in different ways in case something goes wrong.
There are some legal situations that only a regulated lawyer can help you with, such as buying a house.
Click on the side menu for key facts on the different types of regulated lawyers you can find working in England and Wales. Find out what they can do, how to find one, who keeps watch over them and how you may be protected.