We believe that everyone should have access to justice. We also believe everybody has the right to high standards of customer service. That’s why we encourage you to contact us if you’ve experienced service from us, or our panel solicitors, that you feel did not meet our high standards and your expectations.
We hope that everybody who contacts us is pleased with the service they receive, but we understand that sometimes this isn’t the case.
If something does go wrong during our service, please share your experience with us so that we can resolve your issue and ensure it doesn’t happen to anybody else.
Your recommended solicitor firm will deal directly with you once you have instructed them and you are then a customer of the solicitor firm. If you are unhappy about the service of the solicitor firm you should contact them directly.
If you are unhappy with the service you’ve received from us, then we want to know. We are continually working to improve our service and your feedback is invaluable to this improvement.
To make a formal complaint, please contact us by letter, email, fax or telephone.
We will pass your complaint to our Complaints Officer on the day we receive your complaint.
We will then handle your complaint in the following way:
Once our Complaints Officer has received your complaint, they will send a written acknowledgment of the complaint to you within five business days. This written acknowledgment will also include our company’s internal complaints handling procedures, explaining the process we follow at Claims Legal.
Within four weeks of us receiving your complaint, the Complaints Officer will be in contact again with either:
Within eight weeks of receiving your complaint, if you have not received a final response, the Complaints Officer will send either:
We’re extremely proud that you contacted us to assist you with your enquiry. We’re constantly looking to improve our customer service. We’ve already made some promises to you which you can read more about below, by clicking through to the relevant page.
The details for the Legal Ombudsman are as follows:
If you’re unhappy with the service you received from your solicitor and want to make a complaint about your experience, we advise raising it with your solicitor directly.
If the service from one of our panel solicitor firms was below your expectations, then that firm should be able to deal with this under their complaints handling procedures. We recommend contacting them for more information about their complaints procedure and discussing your experience with them.
We will also forward any complaints we receive about our panel solicitors to the relevant solicitor firm to make them aware of the issue.
If you feel unhappy with your solicitor’s response to your complaint, you should contact the Legal Ombudsman.
The Legal Ombudsman is an independent and impartial scheme. It’s there to help resolve legal service disputes and it offers a free service. They’ll be able to talk through your experience and give advice on how to resolve your complaint.
If you don’t feel happy with your solicitor’s response to your complaint, the matter should then be referred on to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (please see contact details below). You can find out more information about the services of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission here.
The details for the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission are as follows:
Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
The Stamp Office
10 – 14 Waterloo Place
Legal Post 86, Edinburgh 2
Tel: 0131 201 2130
Fax: 0131 201 2131
Lines are open from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, apart from Tuesday when they close for staff training between 10am and 11am.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission operate strict time limits for accepting complaints, which require complaints to be made within one year of the service ending or the conduct occurring. However, they will disregard any time it considers that the complainer was excusably unaware of their concerns. If you make a complaint after the one-year deadline has passed, it is unlikely that they will be able to consider your complaint unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Holiday Sickness Claims is a trading style of Claims Legal Ltd. UK Company 07377456
Registered Office: 93A Windsor Road Prestwich Manchester M25 0DB. Telephone: 0800-8-654321
Claims Legal Ltd is regulated by the Claims Management Regulator in respect of regulated claims management activities. CRM25925