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 this stage If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can read our full complaints procedure (set out below). 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 things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.
You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
What do to 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.
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
- 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.
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Postal address: Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
CANFIELDS LAW LIMITED
COMPLAINTS HANDLING PROCEDURE
Our complaints policy
We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.
If you have a complaint, please contact us with the details.
What will happen next?
- We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within three days of receiving it, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
- We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve passing your complaint to our client care Director, Jennifer Simmons , (or if not available another Director or senior solicitor will be appointed in her place) who will review your compliant and matter file and speak to the member of staff who acted for you.
- You will then be invited to a meeting with Jennifer Simmons (or if not available another Director or senior solicitor will be appointed in her place) to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint within 14 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
- Within three days of the meeting, Jennifer Simmons (or if not available another Director or senior solicitor will be appointed in her place) will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions agreed with you.
- If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, Jennifer Simmons (or if not available another Director or senior solicitor will be appointed in her place) will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including suggestions for resolving the matter, within 21 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
- You will be given seven days to reply either accepting our proposals or requesting a review together with your alternative proposals.
- We will write to you within 14 days of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.
- If you are still not satisfied, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman about your complaint:Legal Ombudsman,
PO Box 6806
Any complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of the date of our final written response on your complaint but for further information, you should contact the Legal Ombudsman on 0300 555 0333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.