Code of Conduct
Ms Priscellia Robinson is trading as sole practitioner under the name of Queens Court Chambers and is registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. They are governed by the Bar Standards Board’s Handbook and Code of Conduct (part 2 of the handbook), which is available here.
What if I am not happy?
At Queens Court Chambers we pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our clients at all times. However, we do realise that sometimes things can go wrong. We invite you to raise any issue with us as soon as possible so that we can find a way to resolve the situation. If we have been unable to resolve your issue informally, you may wish to make a formal complaint in writing. Below is a summary of how to do so.
HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT
Please send us your complaint in writing via e-mail with the following details:
The nature of the complaint with any supporting evidence
Suggestion for resolving the matter
Your contact details
Your name and address
2. Please address your complaint to Wendy Tomlin, Practice Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your complaint is regarding the Practice Manager, please send your e-mail to email@example.com.
3. We take complaints very seriously and will appoint a member of Chambers to investigate who has had no dealings with your matter to retain impartiality.
4. Within 14 days of receiving the complaint the appointed investigator will contact you in regards to the following:
Scope of investigation
Conclusions and the basis for any conclusions reached
If the investigator finds in your favour, they will outline proposals for resolving the complaint
POLICY & GUIDANCE
1. All correspondence and documentation relating to the complaint will be treated as highly confidential. It will only be disclosed to the extent that it is necessary to further the investigation. This will include the person about whom a complaint has been made.
2. An anonymised version of the complaint may also be used for training and quality purposes.
3. The Bar Standards Board is entitled to inspect documents and seek information relating to the complaint when discharging any auditing and/or monitoring functions as part of our regulatory compliance.
4. We will keep any documentation relating to the complaint on file for a period of 6 years.
1. If you are unhappy with the outcome of our investigation, you may take up your complaint with the Legal Ombudsman. Please note that the Legal Ombudsman has time limits in which a complaint must be raised with them, and usually within 6 months of the conclusion of our investigation. You must complain to the Legal Ombudsman either within six years of your barrister’s actions/failure to act, or no later than three years after you should reasonably have known there were grounds to complain. You must also complain to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving your barrister’s final response to your complaint.
2. The details are as follows:
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ
Tel: 0300 555 0333
More information about the Legal Ombudsman is available on their website: http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk
The Legal Ombudsman website shows providers which received an ombudsman’s decision in the previous 12 months. In each case, the data shows whether the Legal Ombudsman required the provider to give the consumer a remedy. Here is a linking to this page.