Why is it important to check if a solicitor is registered?
It is very important to make checks on your solicitor’s firm to make sure that they are not fraudulent before you formally instruct them.
It is not unknown for solicitor’s practices to be closed down or intervened by the Law Society, for example, for malpractice. Occasionally these solicitor’s firm illicitly carry on trading often with fraudulent intentions with a view to deceiving either their “clients” or other solicitors.
How to check if a solicitor is registered?
It is normal practice for us, as our client’s solicitors, to ascertain the validity of lawyer’s firms when transferring monies is involved. This can be done online using these 2 methods:
- Using the Law Society website, by searching using either the organisation name, person name, or location
- If the firm is a firm of Licenced Conveyancers then use the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) website, by searching using either the organisation name, person name, or postcode
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