Adel Jibs & Co Solicitors
185 Angel Place, Fore Street
Telephone number: 02034173859
What will happen next after you engage our services?
- We will send you a letter acknowledging your complaint and setting out our understanding of the issues you are concerned about.
- In that letter we will ask you to confirm or otherwise our understanding of the nature of your complaint. We will also let you know the name of the person who will be dealing with the complaint.
- Once we record your complaint in our central register a file will be opened.
- We will investigate your complaint, and this will normally involve the listed steps below:
- The person dealing with your complaint will request your file of papers from the member of staff who acted in your case and will consider the information in your file of papers in the light of your complaint
- The person dealing with your complaint may ask the member of staff who acted for you to provide their response to your complaint. This response will be sent to the person dealing with the complaint.
- So as to hopefully resolve your complain, we may invite you to meet the member of staff and or the person investigating the complaints.
- In the event that such a meeting is convened, with 7 days of the meeting we will write to you to confirm what took place and ant solutions we have agreed with you.
- If you do not want a meeting or we do not feel a meeting is necessary or appropriate we will send you a detailed reply to your complaint. This will include our suggestions for resolving the matter.
- At this stage, if you are still not satisfied you can contact us again. We will review the decision. This review may result in the a further proposal for settlement being made or may result in the original proposal being re-put.
- At this time we will write to you confirming our final position on your complaint. We will also give you contact information for The Legal Ombudsman. If you are still not satisfied you can contact them about your complaint.
The above procedure in total should not exceed 8 weeks. If this time scale needs to be amended we will contact you to let you know why.
The Legal Ombudsman Service
Should you wish to refer your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman Service, they will require you to have already made your complaint to us and allowed us up to eight weeks to provide a full response. The Legal Ombudsman Service will require copies of your complaint and our response.
You can find useful guidance and resources on their website www.legalombudsman.org.uk (telephone 0300 555 0333; email firstname.lastname@example.org) including a template and guide to making a complaint if you haven’t already done so.
In addition we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. They work with solicitors firms such as ours to make sure we comply with our Principles, to make sure we behave independently, fairly and with integrity to best serve the interests of our clients and the public interest. We welcome information about dishonesty or breaches of our Principles. Please note they are not able to deal with issues of poor service.
Examples of where the SRA could help include:
- Shutting down our firm without telling you.
•Dishonesty or deliberately overcharging you.
•Taking or losing your money.
•Treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.
The SRA also have useful guidance and resources in relation to reporting your solicitor on their website www.sra.org.uk (tel: 0370 606 2555).