Legal Choices is run by frontline legal regulators.

We keep watch over legal professionals and the work they do for you across England and Wales. Our aim is to keep you well protected if you ever need to use a legal professional who is regulated by us. 

The information on Legal Choices is independent and just the facts. It is not trying to sell you anything.

We just tell you about things that are good to know to help you make better choices about legal issues and lawyers.

What the regulators do

We set standards for legal professionals in England and Wales.

This includes the standards of behaviour that we expect from them, and qualifications and training they must complete.

We can act in the best interests of the public if we find evidence that a legal professional is not meeting the right standards.

There are lots of ways we do this. It could include restricting how a legal professional can work, or helping someone replace money they lost because of a legal professional's actions. We can close down a legal firm or stop someone from being a legal professional altogether.

We have information about what you should expect from legal professional .

The best way to find out more about what we can do is to look at our websites. See our contact a legal regulator page.

What the regulators can't do

We don't handle complaints that people have about their legal professional that are handled by the Legal Ombudsman.

The Legal Ombudsman is an independent organisation that can help you if you want to complain.

We can't give you legal advice about a situation.

We can't award you compensation, or get your legal costs reduced.

Who we work with

We are grateful to the Legal Services Consumer Panel, the Legal Ombudsman and the Legal Choices Advisory Panel for their input.

The Legal Choices Advisory Panel input into Legal Choices content and advise on issues faced by members of the public and businesses. The 17 organisations on the Legal Choices Advisory Panel are listed below.

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