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The Legal Ombudsman, whose role it is to resolve disputes between lawyers in England and Wales and their clients, said that its report showed divorce and family law cases generated almost twice as many complaints as any other area of law.
Rising costs were not the only reason people complained about their lawyers, a common cause of complaints was a failure to provide enough information about the work required in a divorce case. Failure to provide an adequate service, which covered complaints where lawyers were not providing enough information to their clients, accounted for 18% of all divorce complaints.
In the words of Chief Legal Ombudsman, Adam Sampson, “Clearly lawyers could be doing more to reduce complaints by providing accurate cost information, providing decent service levels and by taking complaints seriously. I think this report challenges lawyers to raise their game and make the divorce process less painful for consumers."
Here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors we agree, which is why we are now offering a fixed-fee divorce service for our new clients. We’re removing the uncertainty about costs that can be a real burden during a divorce, which is already an unhappy time for many people. By being open and honest about costs at the start of your divorce claim, we hope to provide a better divorce law experience for you. That way you can manage your finances during the divorce process without having to worry about large unexpected legal bills.
When you choose Canter Levin & Berg to help you with the legal arrangements for your divorce you will meet with one of our specialist family solicitors for a face-to-face consultation. We are offering this consultation at a fixed-fee of £100. Based on your individual situation and your requirements, your solicitor will guide you through the work that needs to be done to get you the best possible outcome in your divorce case, whether you are petitioning for a divorce or responding to your partner’s request for a divorce.
If you’re after legal advice to help during a divorce and you are worried about the costs involved, call Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors today on 0151 239 1000.