Mason Hayes Solicitors

Treating Clients Fairly Policy

Our Approach

Mason Hayes embraces an internal culture of enthusiasm, commitment and motivation with an ethos focused on providing client care. Mason Hayes prides itself on its unique ability to work in partnership with its clients and strives in a solution driven environment to offer value for money.

The firm recognises that its clients are an invaluable asset and Mason Hayes is committed to treating clients fairly. Mason Hayes aims to provide an effective and user-friendly service which is robust, competent and reliable.

Mason Hayes has a solid reputation in the legal market and strives to build long-standing, trusted relationships with all of its clients. This approach was recognised when in 2011 Mason Hayes was shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence in Client Service Award.

Our Service

In delivering our commitment to treat clients fairly, Mason Hayes will make every effort to ensure that its clients are wholly satisfied with the legal services they receive and Mason Hayes will endeavour to:

  • ensure that we listen to and understand the needs of each of our clients at the commencement of every instruction we undertake;
  • ensure that we take responsibility to deliver our clients’ needs and meet their expectations throughout their relationship with Mason Hayes;
  • ensure our clients are made aware of the risks associated with their case at the outset and at appropriate times during the life of the case;
  • ensure our clients know who has day to day conduct of their case and that contact details for the appropriate fee earner are provided;
  • ensure that we conduct regular and thorough dialogue with our clients regarding strategic direction and planning in every matter that we handle for them;
  • ensure that we keep clients fully informed regarding the progress of their matter in a clear and understandable way;
  • deliver our services in a clear and transparent way without any hidden conditions or complexities;
  • ensure Mason Hayes’ fees are clearly set out, understood and agreed to avoid any unpleasant surprises;
  • ensure our clients receive value for money;
  • ensure our clients are informed as soon as we become aware of any conflict of interest situation which may arise; and
  • ensure our staff receive excellent training in order to provide the best legal expertise when advising and acting on behalf of our clients.

Complaints

Whilst Mason Hayes prides itself on its unblemished record for complaints, we do understand that there could be occasions when something may go wrong. Any client complaint will be dealt with in an appropriate and timely manner, addressing any questions or concerns promptly. Any complaint will be escalated as appropriate and in line with Mason Hayes’ obligations to our clients and to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The Mason Hayes Complaints Procedure is enclosed with our standard Client Care and Terms of Business letter issued to all of our clients at the outset of the client relationship.

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Mason Hayes is authorised & regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The professional rules relating to solicitors firms including the Code of Conduct can also be accessed on the website of the Solicitors Regulation Authority at www.sra.org.uk code of conduct page. Solicitors Regulation Authority Number: 537318. MASON HAYES Solicitors and MASON HAYES are trading styles of Mason Hayes Limited. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: 3401175. VAT No: 803 032 486 Copyright © 2014 Mason Hayes.
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