Whatever legal service you need, you have the right to be treated professionally and with care by your solicitor. There is one interesting responsibility straight from the SRA (body that regulates solicitors): make sure your solicitor explains things clearly using words you can understand and using as little jargon as possible. This is an amazing advance from what the profession used to be. You need not feel threatened about going to see your solicitor. Obvious point but in the end it’s coming out of your pocket. I am happy to say that all my clients are happy with how I explain things. I have had clients instruct me because their solicitor was not explaining things clearly. Strange but it does happen.