Practising law without a licence or professional liability insurance is called unauthorized practice of law and is monitored by the Law Society.
Some legal matters can be performed unsupervised by paralegals, legal assistants and other legal agents, but only members of the Law Society can practise as lawyers. Laws exist to protect the public against non-lawyers performing services that only qualified lawyers are licensed to provide. More information is available in our FAQs page.
If you suspect that someone who is representing you as a lawyer is not qualified to do so, please contact us.