Solicitors ‘are the go-to experts’
The body that represents solicitors in England and Wales has launched a campaign urging consumers to use a solicitor for legal advice instead of unregulated providers.
The campaign – titled Use a professional. Use a solicitor. – which will run until early next year, encourages people to work with Law Society members, whether they are buying a house, going through a divorce or setting up a business.
Launching the campaign in September, Law Society president Andrew Caplen said: “Using a solicitor gives you the assurance you are dealing with a professional who is properly regulated and insured.
“The growth of unregulated and do-it-yourself legal services means consumers are exposed to non-professional advice, which can be more of a hindrance than a help.”
The campaign focuses on six areas of law:
- personal injury
- wills and probate
- business law
- family law
- criminal law.
Mr Caplen added: “The campaign reinforces solicitors as the go-to experts when people are seeking legal advice on house purchases, will writing or establishing a new business.”