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Helping Legal Professionals

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Helping CMCs

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  • Refreshed guidance for signposting customers to the Legal Ombudsman

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Legal Ombudsman (LeO) research into first tier complaints handling showed that there could be improvements in how some law firms deal with complaints. Nine out of ten firms...

  • Legal Ombudsman 2017-18 Annual Report published

    19 July 2018 The Office for Legal Complaints (OLC), which oversees the Legal Ombudsman (LeO), has today presented its Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 to Parliament. LeO accepted  7,527 legal complaints in the 2017-18...

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