The reforms made by Chris (Failing) Grayling have clamped down with the amount of money available across the board for legal aid, so you don't have the same amount of choice available as to where you can go.
I have been dealing with solicitors for the last year or so and I have no problem with the work they have done, but why does it take so bloody long, solicitors work in a different timeline altogether, a parallel universe, a time warp,, where time moves slower and a lot slower than in the real (our) world ...
I needed the services of one once and asked him,
Are you a Solicitor?"
"How much do you charge?"
"A hundred Pounds for four questions. "
"Isn't that awfully expensive? "
"Yes. What's your fourth question?"