The Legal Ombudsman: more than a paper tiger – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 6th, 2014 in complaints, fees, judicial review, jurisdiction, legal ombudsman, news, solicitors by sally

‘Does the Legal Ombudsman have teeth? That was, in effect, the question before the High Court in Layard Horsfall, a judicial review brought by a former solicitor against a decision by the Ombudsman to reduce his fees following a complaint by one of his clients. The Court’s answer was a very clear yes. Where the Ombudsman has made her decision properly, taking relevant factors into account, it is likely to withstand judicial review challenge.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd January 2014