Recognising problems with a solicitor

Reviewed 25 November 2019

The greatest risks posed to the public and consumers of legal services are fraud, dishonesty and serious misconduct. We guard against these risks.

Check our scam alerts for details of recent and ongoing scams.

Gathering information - contact us

We have a unit dedicated to gathering information and intelligence. If you know - or suspect - that a person or firm regulated by us, or one of their employees, is involved in dishonesty or fraud, contact us immediately.

Any report you make can be treated with strict confidentiality.

What should I report?

Examples of the type of conduct you can report to us:

We encourage you to contact us immediately—even if you are in doubt about reporting. You can also use our report a solicitor page to send us information.