Hogan Lovells is committed to providing the highest quality of service to our clients. If you are a client and have any concerns about the service we have provided to you, including about a bill, please raise them with us, so that we can discuss them with you and try to resolve them quickly. Initially, we suggest that you contact the partner who is handling your matter, or your relationship partner, who will be happy to discuss your concerns with you. Alternatively, if your complaint relates to Hogan Lovells' practice outside the Americas, you may contact Hogan Lovells International LLP's General Counsel, Frances Le Grys ( email@example.com
) (+44 20 7296 2000), who will also be able to provide you with information about how your complaint will be handled and, if relevant, a copy of the written complaints procedure applicable to Hogan Lovells' practice in England and Wales. For complaints relating to Hogan Lovells' practice in the Americas, you may contact Hogan Lovells US LLP's General Counsel, Patricia Brannan (firstname.lastname@example.org) (+1 202 637 5600).
The following information relates primarily to clients of the London office:
If the matter is still not resolved at the conclusion of our complaints process, you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales (www.legalombudsman.org.uk) to investigate your complaint. You can contact the Legal Ombudsman by phone (0300 555 0333), by email ( email@example.com) or by writing to:
PO Box 6806
The Legal Ombudsman service applies primarily to complaints relating to legal practitioners regulated in England and Wales and is open to all individuals and certain small businesses, charities, clubs, societies, associations and trusts. There are time limits for making such an application, generally within six months of our final written response to your complaint. For further information, you should contact the Legal Ombudsman on 0300 555 0333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to complain about a bill, and may be able to challenge a bill by applying for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors' Act 1974. The Legal Ombudsman may decide not consider a complaint about a bill if you have already applied to the Court for assessment of the bill. If all or part of a bill remains unpaid for more than one month we may be entitled to charge interest on the outstanding amount, calculated at an annual rate equal to the rate for the time being applied to judgement debts, unless otherwise agreed with you.