Complaints Procedure

If you are unhappy with the level of service provided or any bill, please contact the person dealing with your matter or Rhys Lloyd Thomas, the Principal Solicitor of the firm.

We take complaints very seriously and will aim to deal with these as soon as possible.

What happens with your complaint?

We will send you a letter or email acknowledging your complaint and let you know the name of the person who will

be dealing with your complaint.We will then start to investigate your complaint. This may involve one or more of the following steps:

This will happen within 7 days of us completing the investigation;

We will endeavour to deal with your complaint in a way that best suits your needs.

Email: rhys@emerituslegal.co.uk

Once you have a final response you may have the right to take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You should raise your complaint with them within six months of our final response to you.

The Legal Ombudsman can accept a complaint within:

A) Six years from the date of act/omission, or

B) Three years from when you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint – although

C) They will not accept complaints where the act/omission or date of awareness was before 6th October 2010.

The contact details for the Legal Ombudsman are:

The Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ.

Call: 0300 555 0333 (calls are charged at local rate and will be recorded). If you are calling from overseas, please call

+44 121 245 3050; for the minicom call 0300 555 1777.

Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

Please note the Legal Ombudsman may not deal with a complaint about a bill if you have applied to the court for assessment of that bill.

Further information can be obtained from their website at

www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Alternative complaints bodies (Ombudsman Services, ProMediate and Small Claims Mediation) exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services.

The details of these can be found at:

www.ombudsman-services.org

www.promediate.co.uk

www.small-claims-mediation.co.uk

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