Complaints Procedure

We are committed to providing a high-quality service to all our clients. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.

The person with overall responsibility for handling complaints is Mrs Tanweer Mian, who is a Partner.

Our complaints procedure

Our preferred method of communication is by post. If you have a complaint, please send full details of the complaint to Mrs T Mian, Mian & Co, Gazette Building, 160-178 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TF.
Alternatively, you can email mians@btinternet.com

What will happen next?

  • We will send you a letter acknowledging your complaint and may ask you to confirm or explain aspects of it. You can expect to receive our letter within 3 working days of us receiving your complaint.

  • We will record your complaint in our central register and open a separate file for your complaint.

  • We will acknowledge your reply to our acknowledgement letter and confirm what will happen next. You can expect to hear from us within 2 working days of your reply.

  • We will then start to investigate your complaint. This will normally involve the following steps.

      • We will ask the member of staff who acted for you to reply to your complaint within 5 days.
      • Mrs Mian will then examine their reply and the information in your complaint file and, if necessary, he may also speak to them. This will take up to 3 days from receiving their reply and the file.
  • Within 3 days, we will contact you to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint.

  • Within 2 days of the discussion, we will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions agreed with you. If it is not possible to discuss the matter, we will send you a detailed reply to your complaint. This will include our suggestions for resolving the matter. We will do this within 5 days of completing the investigation.

  • At this stage, if you are still not satisfied you contact us again. We will then arrange to review our decision. This will happen by another Director of the firm reviewing the decision within 10 days.

  • We will let you know the result of the review within five days of the end of the review. At this time we will write to you confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.

  • If we have to change any of the timescales above, we will let you know and explain why.

  • If you are not satisfied with our handling of your complaint, you can ask the Legal Ombudsman at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ (t) 0300 555 0333, (e) enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk, (w) www.legalombudsman.org.uk to consider the complaint. Normally you will need to bring a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman within six months of receiving a final written response from us.

Third Party Complaints Policy

We will only deal with complaints from non-clients where there are identified breaches of the SRA Standards and Regulations which can be found at: https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/standards-regulations-resources

We are unable to deal with you directly if you have a solicitor instructed in the matter to which your complaint relates.

Please send your breach allegations for the attention of:

Mrs T Mian, Mian & Co, Gazette Building, 160-178 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TF Email: mians@btinternet.com

We will tell you as soon as is reasonably possible if we consider that there has been a breach and apologise if so. If you are not satisfied with our investigation and response, you may ask the Solicitors Regulation Authority to investigate our conduct.

Solicitors Regulation Authority
The Cube
199 Wharfside Street
Birmingham
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Tel: 0370 606 2555
Email: report@sra.org.uk

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If you or someone you know has been arrested and taken to a police station and needs representation;
Please contact our solicitors 24 hours on 0121 648 8000

Mian & Co is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA ID 52188.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

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

Our complaints procedure
If you have a complaint, contact our Managing Partner, Mrs Tanweer Mian, with the details.

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MIAN & CO

Mian & Co is a specialist Criminal Defence firm established in Birmingham city centre in 1983. We offer a complete service from advising clients in the police station, to representation in proceedings in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court, and Appeal Courts.

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CITY CENTRE OFFICE:

Gazette Building, 160-178 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TF
Phone: 0121 684 8000
Email: mians@btinternet.com
Web: https://www.miansolicitors.co.uk

GREAT BARR OFFICE:

621 Walsall Road, Great Barr, Birmingham B42 1EH
Phone: 0121 684 8000
Email: mians@btinternet.com
Web: https://www.miansolicitors.co.uk