Our Policy Statement sets out why we publish this information. This data is updated on a rolling quarterly basis and most of our decisions will be published in the quarter after the decision was made.
Each decision remains published for 12 months from the date of publication.
Included in the table below are details of the ombudsman decisions made between 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
The CSV file for this information can be found here.
The information in the table below shows:
Click on the name to find the details of each complaint.
This information can be used to look at the record of service providers. When you look at the information it's useful to ask:
No. It's important to check the data and see if we decided whether the service was reasonable or not.
Also take into account that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. When this happens it is important how the service provider responds to the complaint. The data will also show you whether we thought their own (first-tier) complaints handling process was reasonable or not. You should be able to find information about their complaints process on their website.
If a provider has more than one complaint with us, it could be because they are a big provider and deal with thousands of cases. In this situation it is not unusual for them to have a few complaints listed with us. Always look at the decision we make, not just the number of complaints.
We know that some legal work, such as personal injury, litigation and criminal work, can be more complex for people to understand and the outcomes might not be what people want. This means that complaints could be more likely, but always check what the outcome of the complaint was first.
If this information is used, for example on comparison sites, we encourage you to signpost to the Legal Ombudsman so consumers have the opportunity to find out more about the complaints data.
Please click on the green cross in the table below and this will give you more information about the legal service provider and the total decisions made in the last 12 months. You will find the green cross in front of the name of the legal service provider.
In the table below, the ‘ombudsman remedy required’ field will be 0 if:
Where data says N/A, this means the ombudsman found the provider’s service to be reasonable.
Number of firms: 862
Number of decisions: 1261
Records per page: 10
If you cannot see any information relating to a decision you have selected above, the ombudsman decided that no remedy was required in the case