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Can you please tell me how long do I have to complain about

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Can you please tell me how long do I have to complain about a solicitor breaking the code of conduct for the Solicitors Regulation Authority?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.
Hello
I am a Solicitor and will assist.
Please may I ask:
- was the solicitor acting for you?
- what are the specifics of your complaint about?
Kind Regards
Caroline
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

1. Not acting for me.

2. Broke several rules and fabricated evidence to help her sister gain a lionshare of the family assets.

Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Thank you for your response - I just wanted to check if the SRA or the Legal Ombudsman may be more appropriate in your circumstances.

It is the SRA that works with Solicitors to make sure that they comply with thier principles. The Legal Ombudsman deals with complaints about poor service - which is not relevant in your case.

Unlike the Legal Ombudsman - you are not expected to utilise the firms complaints procedure prior to make a report to the SRA.

The SRA would expect the report to be made within 12 months - but this can be extended if they consider it is just. The sooner the better really.

This link includes a link to the report form you need to complete:

http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor.page#how-report-sra

Kind Regards

Caroline

Positive feedback is gratefully received

Caroline

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Within 12 months of when I had interaction with the solicitor, or when the final hearing was?

Expert:  ukfamilysolicitor replied 1 year ago.

Hello

My apologies for my delay in responding to you.

It is my understanding that the SRA will count the 12 months from the date of the report breach of their principle.

In any event - I would make your report now and do not wait any longer. The SRA do have some discretion - but the longer you wait the more difficult this will be.

Kind regards

Caroline

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