We are sorry to hear that you are not happy. While we strive to make sure that we offer the highest quality service we have to accept that we are all human and sometimes we may not meet your high expectations

Please know that we take any expression of dissatisfaction extremely seriously. Please contact our designated complaints person on [email protected]

Of course we would be delighted to hear if we have done well so please get in touch on the form below:

Complaints Procedure

We are committed to high quality legal advice and client care and I am keen to resolve this matter as soon as possible and in order to do this, will follow our complaints handling procedure.  We aim to ensure that you are fully aware of our procedure, the relevant timeframes and other avenues for redress that may be available to you should we be unable to resolve the matter ourselves. Rest assured that we will handle your complaint promptly, fairly and free of charge.

Imran Husain, is the Director at this firm responsible for complaints handling and will oversee the process and be your primary contact.

Our complaints procedure is as follows:

Step One:

If you have not already done so, please let us know the full nature of the problem. Ideally, we would prefer that your complaint be confirmed in writing in order that any scope for misunderstanding can be avoided.  However, this is not obligatory and you are welcome to provide the details to us over the telephone or face to face.  If you are setting out your concerns in writing then you can do this by emailing us at [email protected] or writing to me at Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 3HQ.

Step Two:

We will write to you acknowledging your complaint within five working days.  In this letter, I shall confirm what happens next.

Step Three:

We shall then investigate the matter by reviewing the matter file and speaking to the member of staff concerned within ten working days of acknowledging receipt of your complaint.  If, for some reason, the matter cannot be investigated in this timeframe, then we will write to you notifying you of this together with the reason why and giving a revised timescale.

Once the investigation has been completed, if appropriate and necessary, we shall invite you to discuss the issue(s) you have raised and hopefully resolve the complaint.  This could be a meeting, video conference call or telephone call and we can discuss your preference and what may be suitable at that time.   This process of engagement will take place within ten working days of our concluding the investigation of the matter.

We shall write to you within five working days of any meeting or call to confirm our discussion and the solution agreed upon and/or any final redress that is offered.

Alternatively, if you do not want to or are unable to attend such a meeting or you would prefer to continue to correspond by letter or email (or if a meeting is not required), we will send you a detailed, written response, including our proposed solution, within fifteen working days of us concluding our investigation.

Step Four:

If you are satisfied with our response following the above steps, that will be the end of the matter.  However, if you are not satisfied, you should contact us again and we will review my decision or, depending on the circumstances, will arrange for another local solicitor to review our decision.   We will write to you within ten working days of receiving your request with confirmation of the firm’s final position in relation to your complaint, outlining the reasons and any final redress that is offered.

Step Five (other avenues):

You must always try complaining to us first.  In most cases you will not be able to take your complaint further without allowing us the opportunity to put things right.

Legal Ombudsman

We are permitted a period of eight weeks to consider the complaint. If for any reason we are unable to resolve the problem between us within that timeframe, then you may ask the Legal Ombudsman to consider the complaint.

You are free to refer any complaint about our work, fees or level of service but there are some conditions and time limits. Please be aware that any complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of you having received a final written response from us about your complaint. Complaints to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within one year of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring; or within one year from when you should have known about or become aware that there were grounds for complaint.

For further information, please contact the Legal Ombudsman on 0300 555 0333 or visit www.legalombudsman.org.uk. The Legal Ombudsman may be contacted at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

If you think a solicitor might be dishonest or you have concerns about their ethics or integrity, you also have the right to notify our regulator, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).  There are no time limits for making a report but there are limits on what the SRA will consider. Please note that the SRA is not able to deal with issues of poor service (complaints of this nature should instead be referred to the Legal Ombudsman).  For further information about the SRA’s role, please contact the SRA or visit:  https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor.page#report.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.