Legal services complaints commissioner

The commissioner has the right to investigate and make recommendations about the handling of complaints against solicitors.

The Access to Justice Act 1999 gave the Lord Chancellor the power to appoint a  Legal Services Complaints Commissioner.  This was done in 2003 mostly due to the continuing problem with the Law Society’s handling of complaints against solicitors.

The Legal Service Complaints Commissioner has the right to investigate and make recommendations about the handling of complaints.  They can also set targets for complaints; a fine may be issued if the target is not reached.

 

 

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