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A licensed lawyer – for example a solicitor – is legally entitled to give advice to clients in various fields. In some fields – for example immigration and conveyancing – only a licensed lawyer is legally entitled to give advice and provide assistance to clients.
Solicitors are governed by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA). The SRA both sets rules for solicitors and investigates complaints against them. So if it should ever happen that you have a complaint to make about your solicitor you know that there is a proper scheme to do this.
Solicitors have to pass a basic legal qualification, such as a Bachelor’s law degree, which covers broad academic categories of law. They also have to pass a Legal Practice Course, which is a course which teaches legal practice areas, such as corporate law or property law. And, in addition to the academic requirements, they have to complete a two-year training contract with a solicitors’ firm, in which they must work in different legal areas.
Solicitors are under a professional duty to understand the laws relevant to their field of work. This is sometimes a difficult task because in many areas the law is complex and constantly changing. This is most particularly true of the immigration field. Every two years or so a new immigration bill passes through Parliament and additionally there are frequent changes to the minor immigration legislation, and new law is constantly created by decisions of the courts. The law changes so frequently that it is difficult to keep up with it.
It is a solicitor’s job to keep up to date with changes in the law, so that they can give clients the best advice.
If you instruct a solicitors’ firm you need to be confident that they are knowledgeable and competent within the relevant legal area. You can find out about a solicitor’s relevant experience and you can also make your own assessment of their knowledge when you meet them.
Red Square (London) Solicitors have extensive experience in conveyancing, immigration law and corporate law. They thus provide a complete service to individuals and families who want to come to the UK and prosper.