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.
If you have a concern or a complaint that please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our complaints policy
Derbyshire Legal Services Limited trading as Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors (‘the Firm’) is 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
If you have a concern or a complaint, please contact us as soon as you are aware of the problem so this can be addressed at Derbyshire Legal Services Limited, Crown Chambers, 6 Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AQ. Tel. 01629 583142
What will happen next?
We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within five days of our receiving the complaint, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve passing your complaint to our client care partner, Richard Roberts (unless the complaint is against him then Chris Gale will deal with the complaint), who will review your matter file and speak to the member of staff who acted for you.
Richard Roberts will then invite you to a meeting to discuss and, it is hoped, resolve your complaint. He will do this within 14 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
Within three days of the meeting, Richard Roberts will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions he has agreed with you.
If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, Richard Roberts will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including his suggestions for resolving the matter, within 21 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again to explain why you remain unhappy with our response and we will review your comments. Depending on the matter we may at this stage arrange for another partner to review the decision.
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7. We will write to you within 14 days of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.
8. If you are still not satisfied, you can then contact the Legal Ombudsman at PO Box 15870, Birmingham B30 9EB or call 0300 555 0333 about your complaint. Any complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of you receiving a final written response from us regarding your complaint. The Legal Ombudsman has provided further guidance on its service at www.legalombudsman.org.uk.
If we have to change any of the timescales above, we will let you know and explain why.
Lovedays Solicitors, Potter and Co Solicitors and Andrew Macbeth Cash and Co Solicitors are the trading names of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited (Company Registration Number 08838592) whose registered office is at Lovedays Solicitors, Crown Chambers, 6 Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AQ.
The Directors of Derbyshire Legal Services Limited are C.D.Gale and R.LL.Roberts. Our Notary Public, M.C. Handforth is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Company is otherwise authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority whose rules can be accessed at www.sra.org.uk