Olliers Solicitors – Complaints Handling Procedure
Information for clients
We are sorry that you have felt the need to complain about the service provided by our firm.
Minor complaints can be addressed with the fee earner dealing with your case.
If you are not happy with the way in which your complaint has been dealt with I have been appointed to deal with complaints.
I am happy to deal with your complaint informally but if this is not possible a letter of complaint would be appreciated.
Once your complaint is received the following timescales apply:
- We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within four days.
- You will receive an initial response within fourteen days.
- You will receive a final response within eight weeks.
- The final response would be sooner if at all possible and may well be within the fourteen day period.
We try to ensure that complaints are handled promptly, fairly and effectively.
Putting things right
If we admit an error of omission we will apologise at the earliest opportunity.
We will explain if anything has gone wrong.
If appropriate, redress will be offered.
Learning from complaints
If we make a mistake we want to learn from it and identify ways to improve the service provided. We will tell you of any system changes made as a result of your complaint.
Finally if you are not happy with the way in which your complaint has been dealt with you can complain to the Legal Ombudsman at the following address;
Alternative complaints bodies such as Small Claims Mediation exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and our firm wish to use such a scheme. We do not agree to using the Small Claims Mediation whose contact details are Small Claims Mediation, HMCTS, P O Box 8793, Leicesdter LE1 8BN telephone no 0300 1234593
I can be contacted as follows;
- Matthew Claughton
- Main switchboard: 0161 834 1515
- Email: email@example.com