Can anyone here clarify what qualifications do you need to call yourself a solicitor or a lawyer? Is a law degree enough? If someone styles themselves as LLB Hons Solicitor and also calls themselves a lawyer would this be correct? Would someone call themselves a Solicitor without any 'letters' after their name? My thinking is the law is a complex animal and needs many years to qualify even in the skill of being a family Solicitor. Qualified people would normally have letters of accreditation? Attempts to 'find a solicitor' on the Law Society website is confusing Some 'members' simply recorded as 'employees' in a firm whereas other people are called 'in house solicitor' Can you become a solicitor after 3 years at Polytechnic then 2 years day release?:| Is there a penalty for self styling beyond your qualifications?