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Cooklaw Solicitors is committed to providing a professional, efficient and courteous service to all our clients. If you feel that we have failed to achieve an acceptable standard of service we want you to tell us.


We regard it as an opportunity to monitor and improve our quality of service. We will investigate your concerns objectively and try to generate a positive and speedy solution.

What To Do If You Have A Complaint About The Service We Have Provided?

Initially please speak with the person dealing with your case and let them know your concerns as often once they are aware of your concerns they can be quickly resolved so your satisfaction If you are not happy with the reply provided by the person normally dealing with your case you can refer the matter to Mark Cook who is the firms principal or if your complaint relates to a matter Mr Cook is dealing with refer to Lee Gilder who is an experienced solicitor at the firm.

We would ask that whenever possible that complaint is put in writing.

We will acknowledge your complaint within 10 working days.

Your complaint will be considered and an investigation carried out and will provide a proposed solution within ten working days. If the matter is complex and it takes longer to deal with your complaint, we will contact you within ten business days to give you an approximate timescale of when you can expect a response. If we believe it would be helpful, we may suggest a meeting.

If there are any circumstances which make it difficult for you to make a complaint in writing, please call the office and ask to speak to Mark Cook or Lee Gilder. 

Referral To The Legal Ombudsman

f you are not satisfied with our final response you may refer your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman (LeO).


From 1 April 2023, the time limits for referring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman will be no later than:


  • one year from the date of the act or omission being complained about; or

  • one year from the date when the complainant should have realised that there was cause for complaint 


The Legal Ombudsman’s contact details are as follows

Telephone: 0300 555 0333 (international: +44 121 245 3050)


Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806


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