1) Is the solicitor qualified to practice law in the UK.
All solicitors are registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (which used to be called The Law Society). If your solicitor is not listed on this website, they are not qualified to practice. You will notice that some solicitors are marked as having
accreditation from the SRA . This means that in addition to being registered their work has also been examined by the SRA and their work has been found to be of high quality. Use this simple tool to check. You should also be able to ask your solicitor for their registration number.