Shakeel’s attitude is always the best one to take. Yes, research the law of each country, and yes, second guess everything. Believing you are entitled to trust anything without research is just not realistic. I am very sorry for those who have been victimized. A rough lesson to learn the hard way.
As an American lawyer, we live in a fair amount of fear of being sued for malpractice or having a professional complaint registered against us. We carry lots of insurance against this and any client who believes our bad advice has cost him/her money or other loss can sue us and believe me there is always another lawyer willing to help him/her to do that! It’s a profit center like any other. This system holds us accountable in a very real way. I get the impression there is no similar system regarding lawyers in Spain. What does hold lawyers in Spain accountable? Is there anything?