We are committed to providing a quality legal service. Occasionally something may go wrong or you may be unhappy about the service you receive. If this happens, please tell us about it immediately so that we can try to resolve the matter and also monitor and improve our service.
We are required to have a formal complaints procedure and this is set out below. If you have a complaint please contact one of the Partners with the details. We will happily discuss any concerns you have by telephone but you will subsequently need to put your complaint in writing by letter or email. The Partners’ contact details are available at https://www.gqlittler.com/about-us/the-team.
The process will then be as follows:
- The Partner handling your complaint will contact you to acknowledge your complaint and may request further details from you.
Your complaint will be registered and we will open a separate file for it.
- The Partner handling your complaint will investigate your complaint and will then meet with you to discuss the complaint and/or send you a detailed reply to your complaint. This will include suggestions for resolving the matter.
- Following the meeting the Partner handling your complaint will write to you to confirm what took place at the meeting and any solutions that have been agreed with you.
- At this stage if you are still not satisfied, the Partner handling your complaint will invite you to agree to an independent mediation and will confirm how long this process will take. If you do want to participate in mediation, the Partner handling your complaint will write to you confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, individuals and some smaller businesses can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. 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; 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.
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
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.