Complaints

As a company we take client feedback seriously and make every effort to ensure that we learn from clients who express dissatisfaction. Our complaints process is open and accessible in order to provide clients with the assurance that their concerns will be managed fairly and appropriately.

How to make a complaint

If you wish to make a complaint you may do so by speaking with the file handler with conduct of your matter, or their supervisor. Alternatively you may direct your complaint to the DAS Law Compliance team by emailing colp&cofa@daslaw.co.uk. If you wish to put your complaint in writing, the postal address is: Risk and Compliance Department, DAS Law, North Quay, Temple Back, Bristol, BS1 6FL.

Timeframes for investigating your complaint

We will acknowledge your complaint within 2 working days. Upon acknowledgement of your complaint we will also let you know who will be investigating your complaint. We will then aim to respond to your complaint within 10 working days.  If this is not possible, we will tell you when you can expect a substantive reply.  It may be that further information or clarification is needed before the investigation can get underway.  If this is the case we will let you know.

Next steps

We hope that after a full investigation and an explanation you will be satisfied that your complaint has been dealt with fairly.

If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint, you can ask the Legal Ombudsman via the contact details below to consider the complaint. Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint and within 6 years of the act or omission about which you are complaining, or within 3 years from the date you should have known that there were grounds for complaint (if the issue took place before 6 October 2010 or was more than 6 years ago).

The Legal Ombudsman can be contacted as follows:
Telephone: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Postal: The Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ.

You can visit their website at www.legalombudsman.org.uk.

Alternative complaints bodies exist (such as Promediate http://www.promediate.co.uk/ and Small Claims Mediation http://www.small-claims-mediation.co.uk/) which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and our firm wish to use such a scheme. Details of such alternative complaints bodies are provided for information purposes only and should not be construed as our agreement to use either Promediate or Small Claims Mediation.

 A copy of our written complaints procedure is available upon request.