CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

 

What to do if you have a complaint about the service we have provided

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage — If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can read our full complaints procedure here. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

Where a client lacks litigation capacity, the complaint can be brought by their litigation friend. We have also developed a fast-track process for clients who are vulnerable to make it easier for any concerns to be raised.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our conduct. This could be for things like the way we have dealt with your case, or how we have acted on your instructions or treating you unfairly in some way.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

 

What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case, if we continue to act for you.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint and

  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or

  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

 

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them using the details below.

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ

Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.

Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk