Legal Ombudsman Complaints Process

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.

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 that 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.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for concerns such as dishonesty, taking or losing your money, or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability, or other characteristic.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

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 independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

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 three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

 

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint independently; this will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If our response has not been satisfactory, 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 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:

Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk