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.
The different types of regulated lawyers you can find working in England and Wales are:
- Costs lawyers
- Chartered legal executives and CILEx practitioners
- Immigration advisers
- Trade Mark attorneys and patent attorneys
Find out what they can do, how to find one, who keeps watch over them and how you may be protected.