At Berwins we do all that we can to deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided, please inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem and out things right.
Making a complaint to us
In the first instance you should contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns. Alternatively, you may want to contact the person supervising their work, details are set out in the client care letter sent to you at the outset. We will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage but if you are still dissatisfied and feel that you need 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.
How the SRA can help you
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. Their help is free. 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 direct with us first. If you have, then there are some time limits for taking your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must do so:
• Within six months of receiving our final response to your complaint
• No more than six years from the date of act/omission about which you are complaining, 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. Their contact details are:
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ