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Complaints procedure

If you have any problem with our service, the level of our fees, or with the way in which we have dealt with any job (whether or not you are the client), please first contact the person dealing with the matter, and they will do their best to resolve the issue.

If you do not wish to raise it with them directly or they have not been able to assist then please contact Keith Morgan.  His details are set out in your terms of business letter sent at the outset of the matter.  Alternatively please contact Mandy Davis on +44 161 703 5611 who can provide you with the appropriate contact details.

We treat complaints very seriously and make every effort to deal with them effectively.  We will investigate your complaint and respond fully as soon as possible.  We aim to acknowledge your complaint within three working days from the date of receipt and send an initial response within 10 working days.  Should a substantive response be required we aim to send this to you within 20 working days.  If, for any reason, we are unable to respond fully within 20 working days, we will tell you why, and when we expect to be able to reply in full.

We aim to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible and in any event within eight weeks from the date of receipt.

If we are unable to resolve your difficulty in this way, you will be offered the opportunity of an internal review.  This will usually be handled by Andrew Collinson.

If you remain dissatisfied you may be able to use the service provided by the Legal Ombudsman.  However, please note that the service provided by the Legal Ombudsman is only available to certain types of clients/organisations.  More details of those eligible for the service can be found on the Legal Ombudsman's website.  Alternatively, you should contact the Ombudsman on the helpline number which is 0300 555 0333, or in writing to PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ.  If you are calling from overseas, the contact telephone number is +44 121 245 3050.  You can e-mail the Legal Ombudsman on enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk.

A six-month time limit, from the date of our final response, normally applies to complaints to the Legal Ombudsman.  Usually complaints must be made to the Legal Ombudsman within six years of the date of the reason for the complaint, or within three years of discovery of the reason for the complaint.  The Legal Ombudsman will not accept complaints where the act or date of awareness was before 6th October 2010.

More information can be found on its website: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

 

Employment law and HR update

Our annual update events were held in Manchester and London at the start of June and once again were a great success.  Thank you to all those who attended.

The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.

Sherlock Holmes

Contact Watershed

Telephone: +44 161 703 5611

E-mail: info@watershedhr.com

Ryecroft, Aviary Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WF

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