Make a complaintThe Legal Ombudsman is independent and impartial. Our service is free. When we receive complaints, we will look at the facts in each case and weigh-up both sides of the story. Watch our video here to find out more about the complaints we can resolve. Last year we resolved around 7,500 complaints about lawyers in England and Wales. If you have a problem with your lawyer we may be able to help. Visit our ‘Making a complaint’ section to find out more.
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31 July 2014
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29 July 2014
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