Absolutely not. You have freedom of choice of your solicitor. Further more, most “recommended/panel solicitors” are only recommended because they pay your legal expense insurer for your claim. The recommendation is not usually based on quality. If you are tempted to use a panel firm, always ask them if they pay for your case. Ringrose Law never pay an insurer to act for a client. It’s also worth remembering that panel solicitors are usually based no-where near Lincolnshire. We have 6 offices across Lincolnshire and Newark.