Paul Rooney Solicitors are dedicated to providing a high standard of service to everyone at all times.
We recognise things can go wrong from time to time. You can complain to us about any aspect of our service.
How to complain
Head of Complaints & Compliance
Paul Rooney Solicitors
83 Fountain Street
Please include the following information:
- What went wrong
- When it happened
- Who you dealt with
- How you would like it resolved
- Your case reference
What will happen
We will always acknowledge your complaint within two days. We will:
Give you the details of the individual handling your complaint and how to contact them
- Investigate your complaint
- Resolve it within 28 days – we will inform you of any delay, explain why and tell you when we expect to resolve it
- If we uphold your complaint, we will apologise, explain what went wrong and how we will prevent it from happening again.
We will always respect your right to confidentiality and not treat you any differently for complaining.
If you are still not satisfied you can contact the Legal Ombudsman about your complaint. We very much hope this will not be necessary. The postal address of the Legal ombudsman is PO BOX 6806, Wolverhampton WVI 9WJ. Their web address is www.legalombudsman.org.uk Telephone: 0300 555 0333 Minicom: 0300 555 1777
There is a time limit for complaints to the Legal Ombudsrnan. The Legal Ombudsman expects complaints to be made to them within one year of the date of the act or omission about which you are concerned or within one year of you realising there was a concern. You must also refer your concerns to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of our final response to you.
The Legal Ombudsman will not consider a complaint before the solicitor has had the opportunity to seek to resolve the complaint through its own internal complaints procedure
Please note that there is a shorter time limit of 12 months from the date of our written response to your complaint for you to refer a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman if we have given you the explanation about the Legal Ombudsman contained in this letter, including this warning about the reduced time limit.
Alternative complaints bodies (such as Ombudsman Services, ProMediate and Small Claims Mediation) exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and our firm wish to use such a scheme. We do not however agree to use these schemes and will continue to use the Legal Ombudsman to resolve complaints that we cannot resolve directly.
Complaining about data processing
If you have concerns about how we have processed your personal data, you should initially contact Tracey Greatorex, Head of Complaints & Compliance by email at TGreatorex@paulrooney.co.uk or at our registered address.
If you remain unsatisfied, you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office – concerns can be reported online at www.ico.org.uk, by telephone to 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745, or in writing to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.