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Complaints Procedure

Any expression of dissatisfaction about the service you have received from Edward Hands & Lewis
will be considered seriously. We will respond to any client who is unhappy with our service in a
timely manner in order to resolve as efficiently as possible.

Edward Hands & Lewis is committed to providing a professional service to all our clients. If you feel
we have failed to achieve an acceptable standard of client care we encourage you to let us know in
order to provide us with the opportunity to improve our quality of service.

How to complain:

  1. Speak to your file handler  If you are unhappy with our service at any point of your matter, in the first instance you should contact the file handler dealing with your matter.
    You can contact your file handler either by telephone, by letter or by email. Your complaint will be acknowledged within two days of receipt. In most cases the file handler dealing with your matter will be able to resolve your concerns almost immediately and this is why we encourage you to come forward as soon as you feel dissatisfied. The file handler will respond to your complaint within seven days of receipt.
  2. Escalate to the Client Care team
    If you are not happy with the file handler’s response to your complaint, please contact our Client Care department by telephone, letter or email to compliance@ehlgroup.co.uk for a further investigation and review to be undertaken. The Client Care team will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within three days of receipt, will review the matter and will provide a full written response within four weeks confirming our position in respect of your complaint.

As part of the investigation carried out by the Compliance department we will:-

  • Obtain the original file of papers created in relation to this matter and / or any notes taken
    to deal with the same;
  • Speak with the file handler;
  • Speak with the file handler’s supervisor;
  • Consider the points you raise against the information provided from all sources and provide
    a considered reply.
  • Escalate to the Compliance team

If you are not satisfied with the response from the Client Care team, the matter will be transferred to our Senior Compliance team for review who will liaise with the Client Care department to understand the investigations that have taken place. The Compliance team will review the matter in full alongside a Director of the firm and a further written response will be sent within two weeks of the referral.

Referral to the Legal Ombudsman:

If you are not satisfied with the outcome you have the right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman,
an independent complaints body, established under the Legal Services Act 2007, that deals with
legal services complaints.

  • You have six months from the date of our final letter in which to complain to the Legal
    Ombudsman.
  • You can contact the Legal Ombudsmen via the following contact details:

By writing: Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ
Telephone: 0300 555 0333
Email address: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

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