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Our complaints policy


We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.

Our complaints procedure


Ivy Mill
Crown Street
Failsworth
Manchester
M35 9BG
david.wingate@wesolicitors.com
DDI 0161 6833155

What will happen next?

  1. We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within 2 working days of us receiving the complaint, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
  2. We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve passing your complaint to David Wingate who will review your file and speak to the member of staff who acted for you.
  3. David Wingate will then either invite you to a meeting or arrange a telephone appointment to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. This will be done within 10 working days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
  4. Within 2 working days of the meeting, David Wingate will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions he has agreed with you.
  5. If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, David Wingate will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including his/her suggestions for resolving the matter within 10 working days of the acknowledgment letter.
  6. At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again and we will arrange for Steven Evans, another partner in the firm, to review the decision.
  7. We will write to you within 10 working days of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.
  8. If we have to change any of the timescales above, we will let you know and explain why.
  9. If you are still not satisfied, you can then contact the Legal Ombudsman at:
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ

Tel: 0300 555 0333 or 0121 245 3050

E Mail: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

There are time limits within which complaints must be made to the Legal Ombudsman, as indicated below.

Generally speaking, your complaint should be made to the Ombudsman no later than 12 months from when the problem occurred or from when you should reasonably have become aware of the problem.

Plus, you should make your complaint to the Ombudsman within 6 months of receiving a final response from us following the complaint that you have made to us.

Normally, your complaint needs to fall inside both rules if the Ombudsman is going to investigate it.