Making a complaint
What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint
In the first instance you must try to resolve your complaint through our complaints handling process. If you are unhappy with the outcome, or if we have failed to resolve your complaint within eight weeks, and we acted for you as an individual, small business, charity, club or trust, you can ask the Legal Ombudsman to become involved. They are contactable as follows: -
PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
T: 0300 555 0333
The legal ombudsman’s time limit for accepting a complaint is six years from the date of the act/omission, and three years from when the complainant should have known about the issue.
If you would like a copy of our written complaint’s procedure, please let us know and we will send it to you.
In addition to your right to object to our bill by making a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman, you may also have a right to apply to the court for an assessment of our bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974. Please note that the Legal Ombudsman may not deal with your complaint regarding your bill if you have applied to the court for assessment of that bill.
If the services we have provided relate to proceedings in a Court or Tribunal, you may additionally be entitled to have the amount of our fees checked or assessed under Rules of Court and regulations applying to the particular proceedings, or under the inherent jurisdiction of the Tribunal before which the proceedings have taken, or are taking place.
If all or part of our bill remains unpaid whilst you dispute it, the firm may be entitled to charge interest.