T.G.COLLINS SOLICITORS

Complaints Procedure

1.0        Our Complaints Policy:

We are committed to providing the best possible service to all our Clients.  However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided, or your bill, then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the fee earner with conduct of your matter to discuss your concerns and they will do their best to resolve any issues.

  • If you would like to make a complaint then please contact our Business Manager, Mr Amrinder Singh on 01268 649033 or by email on [email protected] or by post with the details. We will send you a copy of our Complaints Letter Template or you can let us know how you prefer to communicate your complaint to us e.g. a meeting at the office or a letter detailing your complaint. Please note that we only investigate formal complaints made in writing.
  • We have eight weeks to consider and respond to your complaint. If we have not resolved it within this time you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman.
  • A complaint is defined by the Legal Services Commission as:

“any expression of client dissatisfaction, however it is expressed”.

  • There is no charge for handling your complaint and making a complaint does not affect how we handle your case.

 

2.0        What Will Happen Next?

In order to progress matters efficiently we aim to observe the following timetable but ask that you treat the response dates as targets only:

2.1  Within 2 working days of receiving a formal written complaint we will send you a letter acknowledging your complaint and inviting you to confirm or explain the details by completing and returning the Complaint Form or arranging an alternate way to communicate to us e.g. a meeting at the office, if appropriate.

2.2        We will record your complaint in our Central Register and open a separate file for your complaint.

2.3        Within a further five working days of receipt of your Complaint Form or letter of complaint or your complaint having been communicated to us in an alternate agreed method, we will acknowledge it and confirm what will happen next.

2.4        We will also let you know the name of the person who will be dealing with your complaint.

2.5        We will then start to investigate your complaint.  This will normally involve the following steps:-

  • We will pass your complaint to the Principal Solicitor, Mrs Thushara Collins handling your complaint;
  • The Principal Solicitor will ask the member of staff who acted for you to comment upon your complaint.
  • The Principal Solicitor will then examine his or her reply and the information you have provided and if necessary go through it with the member of staff and examine the file.
  • The Principal Solicitor will then make contact with you within 40 working days of the acknowledgement of your Complaint to put forward the Firm’s suggestions to resolve the matter. The contact may take the form of either a letter or email, or an invitation to a personal meeting or both.

2.6        If a meeting takes place, the Principal Solicitor will write to you to confirm the fact and any solutions he/she has agreed with you within 5 working days of the meeting.

3.0        Review Of The Decision:

At this stage, if you are still not satisfied you may write to the Legal Ombudsman (address below)

3.1        The legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first.  If you have then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receipt of a final response to your complaint and no more than one year from the date of
act/omission; or no more than one year from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them on:

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9.00am to 5.00pm. Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.  Calls are recorded and may be used for training and monitoring purposes.

For minicom call 0300 555 0333

Email: [email protected]

Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ.

4.0        Timescales:

            If we have to change our timescales above, we will let you know and explain the reasons.

5.0        The Solicitors Regulation Authority    

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behavior.  This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic. You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Reviewed 29th August 2023 Thushara Collins

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Superb conveyancing experience - Nitu made it so easy from start to finish despite my property sale being fraught with issues outside of my control. I would not hesitate to recommend TG Collins and Nitu in particular.
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I used TG Collins for a property sale. The solicitor I dealt with (Nitu) was very helpful and was always to hand to answer my questions. If the solicitor I was dealing with was not available there was always someone who could answer my questions. TG Collins have made selling a property a stress free experience. I would highly recommend TG Collins Solicitors.
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TG Collins handled the Sale of my property recently and were one of the best firms of Solicitors I have ever dealt with, and I have instructed quite a few over the years. I am particularly impressed with Nitu, who kept me fully informed throughout. She always took my calls and quickly replied to my emails. She is a real credit to the firm. I highly recommend TG Collins.
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2024-05-21
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Cannot fault the services of TG Collins for conveyancing and particularly Daisy. She kept us updated at every stage and was always available on the phone. We found ourselves in a very unfortunate situation during our house sale and she was very kind and helped us get through to the other side. Charges very reasonable. Cannot recommend TG Collins and Daisy highly enough. Efficient, professional conveyancing at an affordable price. Top marks *****
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2024-05-07
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Thank you so much Thushara and the team for an insightful, client focussed and supportive service. I will definitely be returning for future work and can highly recommend them.
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2024-05-04
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I used this company for making a will. They made it very easy, were professional and had great communication. I would absolutely recommend them.
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Very helpful and polite and explain everything as it goes along
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I would highly recommend the services of the Family Department at T.G.Collins solicitors. From beginning to end the process was made easy by Jigyasa. I was treated with respect, politeness and professionalism. I would recommend anyone looking to instruct a solicitor to act on their behalf for a smooth, efficient and positive outcome in a divorce settlement. Thushara and her team are amazing. The most difficult and challenging of times were made easier with honest, upfront and precise information to ensure success in my divorce settlement. Thank you to you all. Jo

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