Describe how complaints against solicitors are dealt with

Because solicitors deal with their clients direct and enter into a contract with them this means that the solicitor can sue for his fees if he is not paid and also allows the client to sue if the solicitor does not do his work.

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This essay is about how complaints against solicitors are dealt with and refers to the following relevant aspects:

  • the direct relationship between solicitor and client;
  • entering into a contract;
  • negligence;
  • complaints procedures;
  • the Legal Complaints Commissioner, Legal Services Ombudsman and the Legal Services Complaints;
  • Cases such as Griffiths v Dawson (1993), White v Jones (1995) and Hall v Simmons (2000).


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