Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers Complaints Procedure

If you have any complaint about the way in which your matter has been dealt with this is the procedure which Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers will follow:

  1. Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers aims to provide you a high quality conveyancing service in every respect. Should you have any questions or concerns about our work for you, please take them up firstly with the member of staff who has conduct of your matter. If this does not resolve the issue to your satisfaction, please take up the issue with the Legal Manager who supervises the member of staff who has conduct of your file.
  2. If your complaint about the service still has not been resolved to your satisfaction then please raise your complaint in writing to:
    Mary Beecham
    Compliance Manager
    Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers
    3 Caxton Close
    Daventry
    Northamptonshire
    NN11 8RT
  3. Once we have received your complaint, Mary will write to you within 7 days to acknowledge your complaint and reply fully to your complaint within 28 days. This will allow us to undertake a thorough review of your file and investigate your complaint fully to provide you with a comprehensive response.
  4. The assessment of the complaint will be based upon a sufficient and fair investigation. We will provide a written response of the findings and where the complaint is upheld will offer remedial or redress.
  5. If you are still dissatisfied with any aspect or our handling of your complaint, you are able to raise your complaint to a second stage. Please put any outstanding issues in writing to:
    Samantha Kelly
    Head of Legal Practice and Licensed Conveyancer
    Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers Limited
    3 Caxton Close
    Daventry
    Northamptonshire
    NN11 8RT
  6. Who will conduct a separate review of your complaint. You will be informed in writing about the conclusion of this review within 28 days.
  7. If after following the review process you remain dissatisfied with any aspect of our handling of your complaint, you make contact directly the Legal Ombudsman to ask them to consider the complaint further:
    Legal Ombudsman
    PO Box 6806
    Wolverhampton
    WV1 9WJ
    Telephone: 0300 555 0333
    Email address: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
    Website: https://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/
  8. Unless it agrees there are good reasons not to do so, the Legal Ombudsman will expect you to allow us to consider and respond to your complaint in accordance with the procedure set out above in the first instance. You can refer your complaint up to 12 months after you have received our final written response to your complaint. You can also use the Ombudsman service if we have not resolved your complaint within 8 weeks of us receiving it. A complaint can be referred to the Legal Ombudsman up to six years from the date of the act or omission or up to three years after discovering a problem. The ombudsman deals with service related complaints; any conduct related complaints will be referred to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
  9. In order to comply with the EU Directive on Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution, we must also inform you that certified alternative dispute resolution services are available from complaints bodies such as Small Claims Mediation (telephone 0800 167 0700 email admin@small-claims-mediation.co.uk) which are able to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and ourselves wish to use such a scheme.
  10. We, Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers Ltd, do not agree to use the Small Claims Mediation alternative dispute resolution scheme.