BCL: A Transparent Practice

BCL Solicitors LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). Our SRA authorisation number is 630433.

Costs Information

The SRA Transparency Rules 2018 require authorised firms to publish costs information about the provision of certain services. In BCL’s case this applies to our provision of advice and representation at the Magistrates’ Court in relation to summary only road traffic offences dealt with at a single hearing. Costs information about this service can be found here.

Complaints Handling

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the partner who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. In the event that it is not possible for us resolve the matter informally, you may make a formal complaint. Our full complaints procedure can be read here. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic. You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • within six months of receiving a final response from us to your complaint
  • no later than one year from the date of the act or omission about which you are complaining; or
  • no later than one year from the date when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6167, Slough, SL1 0EH