Complaints Procedure

Our Complaints Policy

We are committed to providing a high-quality service to our clients. This includes a commitment to putting things right when they go wrong. This policy explains how we will deal with any complaint.

Our complaints procedure

Our complaints partner is John Green. You can contact him by post at CD Law Ltd, Alderley Chambers, 12 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7JS, or by e-mail at It is helpful if you put your concerns into writing, but if you would prefer not to, or if you would find it difficult to do so, he can be contacted by phone at 01625 724704.

If you have special needs which we should take into account due to language or disability, please let us know.

To explain to you how long our process might take we have included our target times for each stage of the process. Where, for any reason, it is not possible to observe any of these limits we will let you know and explain why.



Acknowledge the complaint in writing and send a copy of the complaints procedure Within two working days
Invite you to a meeting or to discuss the issues by telephone Within two working days
Confirm the outcome of the meeting or telephone conversation in writing Within three working days of the meeting/telephone conversation
Investigate the issues Within 14 days of receiving the complaint
If a meeting/telephone discussion is not possible or required: Investigate the issues and write to you with the outcome Within 21 days
Review and close the complaint Within 8 weeks of receiving the complaint

Legal Ombudsman

If you do not agree with the outcome of our complaints process, or we fail to investigate it within 8 weeks, you can then complain to the Legal Ombudsman. Complaints to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of our final response to your complaint.

The Legal Ombudsman can investigate complaints for up to six years from the date a problem occurred or within three years from when you found out about the problem.

The address is PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ, telephone 0300 555 0333 or email

You may alternatively contact the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) if you have concerns as to whether we have breached any of their professional rules for solicitors or 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.

Details will be found at and the SRA can be contacted at The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1RN, or by email to