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.
Are you a lawyer?We use our experience as an Ombudsman to help lawyers improve their complaint handling processes. This includes sharing thematic reports and guidance documents as well as case summaries and decisions data. See how you can help with our investigations and what you can do to resolve complaints better internally here.
NewsBarrister named in first public interest case
09 December 2014Details of ombudsman decisions against a Birmingham based barrister have been published in the public interest for the first time. See the full news release here or access the full report on our detailed decisions page.
Interim CEO appointed at Legal Ombudsman
09 December 2014The Office for Legal Complaints has appointed Ian Brack to the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Legal Ombudsman. Read the full story here.
Draft Strategy and budget 2015 - 2017
01 December 2014Today we have published a consultation on our draft Strategy and budget for the financial year 2015-16 (pdf opens in a new window). It will run until Friday 27 February and we welcome any comments and written responses on all aspects of the consultation to ensure we get our future plans right.
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