The complaints process at Restons Solicitors

Our complaints process

Acknowledgement

All complaints whether communicated to us by letter, telephone, electronic mail will be acknowledged within 2 working days of receipt. The acknowledgement letter will contain details of our Complaints Policy.

Investigation

The investigation into the complaint will be impartial and where necessary seek further information about the complaint.

Report/Response Letter

This letter will be sent within 28 days from receipt of your complaint or 14 days from the date we have received further information from you:-

a) Summarise our understanding of the complaint.

b) Explain the nature of the investigation which has been carried out and if necessary identify who within our firm you have spoken to.

c) If the complaint is accepted, explain what we have done to put matters right and where appropriate what form of redress will be given to you.

d) If the complaint is not accepted - an explanation as to why.

e) Confirm that you have the right to contact the Legal Ombudsman (details set out below) at the end of the complaints process.

Request for a Review - In the event you ask us to review our response to your compliant or you reject our previous offer of redress we will arrange for either the COLP to review any decision taken by the Managing Director or the Managing Director to review any decision taken by the COLP. We will write to you within 14 days of your request for a review and provide our Final Response and remind you of the right to refer the matter to the Legal Ombudsman Service.

LEGAL OMBUDSMAN SCHEME ("LOS")

The Legal Ombudsman administers a scheme to handle complaints from Clients and in certain circumstances complaints from third parties. You should be aware that there are exclusions to the scheme and RSL’s Clients may not qualify under it.

The Legal Ombudsman Scheme only comes into operation after the complaints procedure operated by RSL has been completed and a "Final Response" letter issued. A complaint to the LOS must be made within 6 months from the "Final Response Letter".

The address for the LOS is as follows:-

PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ.
Minicom call: 0300 555 1777
Telephone: 0300 555 0333
(overseas, please call +44 121 245 3050)
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk