Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Introducing Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints : A complaints register for solicitors clients & consumers of legal services in Scotland

Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints web blogPublish your complaint against your solicitor – help protect yourself, help protect all consumers of legal services in Scotland. Clients of solicitors & consumers of legal services in Scotland now have a chance to search for detailed complaints information on their lawyers & others in the legal services sector with the creation of the Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints web blog, a community based effort to publish free of charge, all complaints made against the legal profession, media reports on ‘crooked lawyers’ and client ratings of the legal services provided to them by Scots law firms.

SLCC LAW SOCIETYScottish Legal Complaints Commission & Law Society of Scotland have failed to protect consumers. Lets not kid ourselves, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission is more anti-consumer than consumer friendly .. a litany of reports have proved that, as board members and its senior officials indulge in hate fuelled anti-client rants while of course, picking up huge expenses claims for allowing the Law Society of Scotland yet another free hand at protecting ‘crooked lawyers’, ensuring droves of unsuspecting consumers end up using lawyers who may be facing 20 or more complaints & financial claims from other clients whose legal affairs have invariably been damaged beyond repair.

Put it this way, would you want to use a solicitor from a law firm with over thirty partners which is currently facing 21 separate complaints investigations (5 of those involving embezzlement of client funds), 20 negligence claims, 9 claims against the Guarantee Fund & 2 criminal investigations ? You might be using such a solicitor right now and not even know it.

The Law Society of Scotland & Scottish Legal Complaints Commission do not publish complaints records against members of the Scottish legal profession so you have no way of knowing the true background of your solicitor, whom you will trust with the most important aspects of your life concerning the law …

It is now therefore time to skip the complaints confidentiality of the legal profession which protects rogue lawyers from public scrutiny, and publish all complaints information, so consumers can decide for themselves who best to represent their legal interests.

Do yourselves and everyone else a lot of good … get publishing your complaints against solicitors, and all those silly idiotic letters from the Law Society of Scotland & Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. Revealing just how repetitive and malfunctioning both these organisations are in print may help shine some much needed public scrutiny on Scotland’s legal regulators …

Have you made a complaint against your solicitor ? Do you want to help protect other consumers from falling victim to the same sharp practices ? Visit the Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints web blog for more information on how to get your complaint published :

Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints web blog

From the Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints web blog :

Scottish Consumers : Publish your complaint against your solicitor on Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints

If you wish your complaint against your solicitors published on this website, please send details of your complaint along with details of the solicitor & law firm involved, acknowledgements of receipt of your complaint from either the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, the Law Society of Scotland or the Faculty of Advocates, and a letter authorising publication to us at : lawcomplaints@gmail.com

If you are a client and have experienced other kinds of poor treatment at the hands of solicitors or advocates, such as unjustified expensive fees, or perhaps your solicitor made a mountain out of a molehill on your case and strung it out for a couple of years, with an unsatisfactory end result, or you may have been involved in a will or executry dispute with a solicitor or law firm and wish to publish a ‘rating’ of how good or bad you were treated, please send further details along with supportive evidence for publication to us at : lawcomplaints@gmail.com

Clients who have registered complaints against their solicitors should indicate whether or not they wish their own names published. If clients do not wish their names published, they will be referred to as "the client" and any identifying information or location details from material provided to us for publication will be removed. The solicitor's identity and the identity of their law firm will remain for all to see.

Publication of complaints information may benefit consumers by adding public scrutiny to the actions of members of the legal profession who are the subject of complaints by clients.

Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints is thankfully in no way affiliated to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, who carry no such register of complaints against solicitors nor will they disclose the regulatory records of solicitors to potential clients.

Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints is a not for profit group and publishes all information submitted to it free of charge.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

About time someone did this

Anonymous said...

Just in time for my lunch break so I'll stick in a comment.

Mr Cherbi all this will prove is most 'consumers of legal services' in Scotland cant string two words together and need a lawyer to keep them on course or fight their silly little legal disputes with all & sundry.

I dont think anyone has the right to know who has complained against me other than myself and the nasty piece of work who put in the complaint in the first place.

Over & out.

Anonymous said...

Mr O'Donnell again.Why people keep using him I do not know.

Anonymous said...

I agree.If I was writing a will and found out the lawyer handling it had ripped off a few other wills I'd immediately take my business elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

2nd comment

How many complaints are you hiding I wonder ?

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Peter, this will be the downfall of the Drew Penman's, O'Donnell's Mill's Yellands, bypass all of the corrupt structures. Law firms will lose clients and be driven out of the industry.

Anonymous said...

Just in time for my lunch break so I'll stick in a comment.

Mr Cherbi all this will prove is most 'consumers of legal services' in Scotland cant string two words together and need a lawyer to keep them on course or fight their silly little legal disputes with all & sundry.

I dont think anyone has the right to know who has complained against me other than myself and the nasty piece of work who put in the complaint in the first place.

I DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU THINK, WHAT IS WRONG IS THAT YOU KNOW YOU HAVE RUINED MANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND IN THE LONG TERM THIS WEBSITE WILL RESULT IN YOU MEETING YOUR NEMESIS. THE DOUGLAS MILL BRIGADE WILL NOT SAVE YOU THEN.

I AM CONVINCED SELF REGULATORS LOSE TOUCH WITH REALITY, YOUR ATTITUDE IS "HOW DARE YOU QUESTION ME"? THE GREATER YOUR POWER THE GREATER THE NEED TO QUESTION, AND YOU LAWYER CROOKS DAYS ARE NUMBERED BECAUSE CLIENTS WILL NOT DEAL WITH YOU, NO CLIENTS, NO JOB, UB40. POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE FEEDBACK WORK ON E BAY, IT WILL WORK WITH YOU CRIMINALS TOO, BUT YOU KNOW THAT.

Anonymous said...

I dont think anyone has the right to know who has complained against me other than myself and the nasty piece of work who put in the complaint in the first place.
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The website will ruin lawyers instead of the converse happening. I hope there are hundreds of nasty little works who post your name on the website. Adeiu mon ami.

Anonymous said...

This register is brilliant, people will check it like they check their bank statements, you lawyers are losing this debate, and the harm you have done will catch up with you.

Law Society RIP.

Anonymous said...

The only nasty piece of work I know is the nasty piece of work at the slcc who tells me they cant do anything with my complaint because the Law Society have to investigate it instead so what good is the slcc if they just send complaints back to the nasty pieces of work at the Law Society

Good idea with the complaints website I will send in mine along with all the arrogant letters i've had back from the slcc hope they are all published in FULL

Anonymous said...

All those Sheriffs, QC's what have they done to clients before they climbed up the legal ladder?

Anonymous said...

This new website will expose crooked lawyers and destroy once and for all the rhetoric of the Law Society as Mr Pritchard said "provides the best consumer protection available".

Target the potential clients and warn them, yes Peter you are on to a winner with this one.

Crooked lawyers bill be like the dinosaurs, extinct.

Anonymous said...

The arrogance and selfishness underlying the 2nd comment is damning evidence of why self regulation must end.

Anonymous said...

Just in time for my lunch break so I'll stick in a comment. I hope you choke on your lunch old bean.

Anonymous said...

I am convinced by the comments on this blog from lawyers that the latter hate their clients.

Lawyers have a lot of ruined clients out there and they know a complaints register will ruin their law firms.

It is the only way to go especially when a lawyer posts a comment which states "Mr Cherbi all this will prove is most 'consumers of legal services' in Scotland cant string two words together and need a lawyer to keep them on course or fight their silly little legal disputes with all & sundry".

I am amazed at this attitude, if lawyers kept clients on course and treated them as being important and not fools to be exploited there would be no need to set up a complaints register.

In the final analysis lawyers have been the driving force which have created the dissident websites.

Lawyers know they have a lot of ruined clients out there and it is because of Law Society coverups, the lawyers are still working. This regsiter will ruin crooked law firms and they know it.

Anonymous said...

Mr Cherbi all this will prove is most 'consumers of legal services' in Scotland cant string two words together and need a lawyer to keep them on course or fight their silly little legal disputes with all & sundry.
-----------------------------------Self regulation, a liars charter results in ruined clients.

Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints Register means ruined lawyers, and the cleaning up of legal services.

Have you ever used E Bay Mr Lawyer? It works and so will the Scottish Legal Consumer Complaints Register.

Anonymous said...

I dont think anyone has the right to know who has complained against me other than myself and the nasty piece of work who put in the complaint in the first place.

Your opinion about rights, tough, I want to know who you are and how many people you have ruined. Bypass the Law Society and the MSP's bending any way the Law Society wants.

You must have a lot to hide, perhaps you can feel what it is like to be ruined, with no redress.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed I never found your blog before this because we have a solicitor in Stirling who has managed to take ownership of 3 properties of elderly clients 2 dead 1 still in a care home somewhere in Edinburgh and its common knowledge the guy is a crook but he continually gets away with it
Will send his name and details to the complaints blog so it can be looked into

Anonymous said...

Mr Cherbi all this will prove is most 'consumers of legal services' in Scotland cant string two words together and need a lawyer to keep them on course or fight their silly little legal disputes with all & sundry.

I dont think anyone has the right to know who has complained against me other than myself and the nasty piece of work who put in the complaint in the first place.

Over & out.

I think you are a Solicitor from Hell.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Just in time for my lunch break so I'll stick in a comment.

Mr Cherbi all this will prove is most 'consumers of legal services' in Scotland cant string two words together and need a lawyer to keep them on course or fight their silly little legal disputes with all & sundry.
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Dear Lawyer, laddie or lassie, Why comment if consumers are so thick? Lawyers and honesty are mutually exclusive.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I agree. If I was writing a will and found out the lawyer handling it had ripped off a few other wills I'd immediately take my business elsewhere. EXACTLY, AND THAT IS WHAT THE LEGAL PROFESSION DO NOT WANT, THE CROOKED ONES WILL HAVE NO CLIENTS, MAGIC.

Peter Cherbi said...

Thanks for all your comments on this article.

I'm sure all of us (consumers) wish the complaints register success and if it protects only one consumer from a rogue solicitor, then it has served its purpose ...

Further developments on the Legal Services Bill today merit a further article well worth a read by anyone hoping for wider access to justice on the back of the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill ...

Anonymous said...

"a community based effort to publish free of charge, all complaints made against the legal profession, media reports on ‘crooked lawyers’ and client ratings of the legal services provided to them by Scots law firms."

I applaud your public spiritedness Mr Cherbi and wish you well in this endeavour.

If the Law Societies are keeping complaints secret its because once the public find out whats going on they will avoid the rotten apples among lawyers.

I will print off a few copies of the new complaints blog picture and distribute them around my friends.

Good luck !

Anonymous said...

I will be contacting your blog because the Law Society ruined my chances of complaining against my solicitor after taking so long to get the complaint right they did it on purpose because the solicitor sits on one of their committees

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Just in time for my lunch break so I'll stick in a comment.

Mr Cherbi all this will prove is most 'consumers of legal services' in Scotland cant string two words together and need a lawyer to keep them on course or fight their silly little legal disputes with all & sundry.

I dont think anyone has the right to know who has complained against me other than myself and the nasty piece of work who put in the complaint in the first place.
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Idiot, when you are in a hole you should stop digging. I struggled to string those words together.

My legal disputes are not silly, they are very serious, and god help clients if your attitude is indicative of the profession as a whole which I am sure it is.

Grow up you selfish patronising idiot.