Bridger's LawComplaints Handling Policy
Our complaints policy
We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. When something goes wrong, we would be grateful if you would tell us about it. This helps us improve which means a better service to you.
If you have a complaint, please contact us with the details. We have eight weeks to consider your complaint. If we have not resolved it within this time you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman.
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, Duane Bridger, who will review your matter file and speak to the member of staff who acted for you.
- Duane Bridger will then invite you to a meeting to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. He will do this within 14 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
- Within three days of the meeting, Duane Bridger will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions he has agreed with you.
- If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, Duane Bridger 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.
- At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again and we will arrange for someone unconnected with the matter at the firm or, for Duane Bridger to review his decision. We are also prepared to co-operate with another local solicitor should you wish to instruct them to deal with the complaint on your behalf at your cost to them. There is no cost to us in dealing with your complaint.
- 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 then contact the Legal Ombudsman.
PO Box 6806,
About your complaint.
Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or if outside of this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it).
For further information, you should contact the Legal Ombudsman on 0300 555 0333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.