Any expression of dissatisfaction about the service you have received from Irwin Mitchell will be considered seriously and we will ensure that we respond promptly to any complaint.
Irwin Mitchell LLP is committed to providing a professional, efficient and courteous service to all our clients. If you feel that we have failed to achieve an acceptable standard of service we want you to tell us. We regard it as an opportunity to monitor and improve our quality of service. We will investigate your concerns objectively and try to generate a positive and speedy solution.
What To Do If You Have A Complaint About The Service We Have Provided Or The Handling or Storage of Your Personal Data
If you are not happy with the service provided to you and/or the handling or storage of your personal data, you should contact the person normally dealing with your case or their supervising partner or manager. The name of the supervising partner or manager will be found on your initial correspondence or, if you don’t have this, then please contact The Client Care & Resolution Team at: ClientCare@irwinmitchell.com.
The person handling your case and their supervisor or manager will carry out an investigation into your complaint and provide you with a response within 15 business days. If the matter is complex and it takes longer to deal with your complaint, they will let you know as soon as possible and give you an approximate timescale of when you can expect a response. They may suggest a telephone call or meeting to discuss matters. If you have a preference for how they communicate their response to you please let them know.
If, following that response you remain dissatisfied you may escalate your complaint to The Client Care & Resolution Team by email, ClientCare@irwinmitchell.com or by writing to:
Irwin Mitchell LLP
The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus
The Client Care & Resolution Team will carry out an investigation and aim to resolve matters with you on an amicable basis. Please note that The Legal Ombudsman allows us a period of eight weeks from receipt of your complaint to try and resolve matters with you before they will agree to look into a complaint.
Referral To The Legal Ombudsman
If you are not satisfied with the final response from our Client Care & Resolution Team, or you have not received a response to your complaint within eight weeks, you may refer your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. They expect complaints to be brought to them within one year of the date of the act/omission about which you are concerned, or one year from when you reasonably should have known about a complaint. The Legal Ombudsman will usually only agree to investigate where they have been contacted within six months of our final response to the complaint.
The Legal Ombudsman’s contact details are as follows:
Telephone: 0300 555 0333 (international: +44 121 245 3050)
PO Box 6167
Referral to the SRA
If you are concerned that we haven’t adhered to the SRA Rules and Regulations you can report your concerns to the SRA:
Solicitors Regulation Authority,
199 Wharfside Street
Telephone: 0370 606 2555 inside the UK or +44 (0)121 329 6800 from overseas
Find out more about the SRA Rules and Regulations and how to report your concerns