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Complaints Procedure


We are committed to providing a professional, efficient and courteous service to all our clients. If you feel that something has gone wrong or you are unhappy with any aspect of the service that we have provided to you, we want you to tell us. We regard it as an opportunity to monitor and improve our quality of service and we hope to resolve any problem to your satisfaction.

We treat all complaints seriously and are committed to investigating them promptly and fairly. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

Resolving your complaint

In the first instance you should contact the person dealing with your case. You can do this either in writing or by email.

Your complaint will be acknowledged promptly.

In most cases the person dealing with your matter will be able to resolve your concerns immediately. If this is not possible, we aim to provide a full response within fourteen business days.

If the matter is complex you may have to wait a little longer, but we will always write to you within fourteen business days to provide a full update on progress and give you an estimate as to when we can provide a full response.

If you are not happy with the reply provided by the person normally dealing with your case, you should refer the matter in writing to his or her supervising solicitor or manager explaining in as much detail as possible the nature of your continuing dissatisfaction. If you do not have the name of the supervising solicitor or manager, you can contact Andy Hull on 0151 708 2260 who will provide this information.

The supervising solicitor or manager will consider your complaint, carry out an investigation and will provide a proposed solution within fourteen business days. If the matter is complex and it takes longer to deal with your complaint, we will contact you within fourteen business days to give you an approximate timescale of when you can expect a response.

If, following investigation by the supervising solicitor or manager, you remain dissatisfied with the response then your complaint may be referred to Jonathan Leitch our Principal Solicitor.

Should any circumstances exist which make it difficult for you to make a complaint in writing please contact Andy Hull on 0151 708 2260 who will do all he can to assist you.

At all times we will ensure that your complaint about the service provided by JB Leitch is carefully examined and resolved as quickly as possible.

JB Leitch Solicitors
10 Duke Street
L1 5AS

Telephone:     0151 708 2260


What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint

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 receiving a final response to your complaint


  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years 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.

Contact details


Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.


Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ

What to do if you are unhappy with our behaviour

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help if you are concerned about our behaviour. 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.

Visit their website to see how you can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.