When you have a specific legal issue, it's helpful to have a solicitor with special experience and expertise in dealing with problems or issues like the one you're facing.
All solicitors are qualified to practise law in general and firms of solicitors are able to offer legal services covering a wide range of matters. However, individual solicitors within firms may specialise in only one or two areas of law.
If the firm of solicitors you normally use is unable to assist you with a particular matter, it will refer you to a firm that is able to help you. Alternatively, the firm you normally use may seek advice on your behalf from a solicitor or barrister who has more specialised legal knowledge in the area you require help with.
Our Find a Solicitor website can help you if you are looking to find someone in your area who can help with a specific legal problem. You can quickly search by legal issue (for example houses, property and neighbours or family and relationships) and location (postcode, town, city or county).
Individuals can be awarded one of our accreditations (quality marks) for different areas of law, such as children, family law, immigration and asylum, clinical negligence or personal injury.
This means that they meet our standards to provide advice in specific areas of law. When viewing quick search results, use the left-hand menu to only show accredited organisations that match your legal issue. Logos for accreditations held by organisations and individuals are shown on their profile page.
You can find an accredited practitioner on our Find a Solicitor website.
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