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Complaints Handling Policy/Procedure

You may have asked for our complaints procedure or you may be receiving this because you have experienced a problem with our service. If you have experienced a problem, thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. We will do our best to address any dissatisfaction that you have experienced in using the services of this firm. Our primary objective is to put things right.

Our complaints policy

We are committed to providing a high-quality service to our clients. This includes a commitment to putting things right when they go wrong. This policy explains how we will deal with any complaint.

Our complaints procedure

Our complaints partner is James Swede You can contact him by post at our main office address or by e-mail at jswede@darlingtons.com. It is helpful if you put your concerns into writing, but if you would prefer not to, or if you would find it difficult to do so, he can be contacted by phone at 020 8951 6666.

If you have special needs which we should take into account due to language or disability, please let us know.

To explain to you how long our process might take we have included our target times for each stage of the process. Where, for any reason, it is not possible to observe any of these limits we will let you know and explain why.

ActionTimescale
Acknowledge the complaint in writing and send a copy of the complaints procedureWithin three working days
Investigate the issues and write to you with the outcomeWithin 5 weeks
Review and close the complaintWithin 8 weeks of receiving the complaint

Legal Ombudsman

If you do not agree with the outcome of our complaints process, or we fail to investigate it within 8 weeks, you can then complain to the Legal Ombudsman. Complaints to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of our final response to your complaint.

The Legal Ombudsman can investigate complaints for up to six years from the date a problem occurred or within three years from when you found out about the problem.

The address is:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ

Telephone: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk