Complaints Policy & Procedure

I am committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all clients. If something goes wrong, I need you to tell me about it. This will help me to improve my standards.

If you have a complaint, please contact Andrew Skinner with full details. I have eight weeks to consider your complaint. If I have not resolved it within this time you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman.

What will happen next?

  • I will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within three days of receiving it, enclosing a copy of this procedure.

  • I will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve reviewing your file.

  • I will then invite you to a meeting to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. I will do this within 14 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.

  • Within three days of the meeting, I will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions that I have agreed with you.

  • If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, I will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including my suggestions for resolving the matter, within 21 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.

  • At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact me again and I will arrange for another local solicitor to review the initial decision.

  • I will write to you within 14 days of receiving your request for a review, confirming my final position on your complaint and explaining my reasons.

  • If you are still not satisfied, you can then contact the Legal Ombudsman.

Legal Ombudsman,

PO Box 6806,



About your complaint.

Normally, you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us about your complaint or within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring (or if outside of this period, within three years of when you should reasonably have been aware of it). For further information, you should contact the Legal Ombudsman on 0300 555 0333 or at

AM Skinner Solicitors is Authorised & Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA Number 659045