Abbiss Cadres is the trading name of Abbiss Cadres LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, with registered number OC339497. Our registered office is at 11 Ironmonger Lane, London, EC2V 8EY. A list of the members of the LLP appears below and is also available at our registered office. The word “partner” is sometimes used on this website to refer to a member of Abbiss Cadres LLP and shall be construed accordingly.
Abbiss Cadres LLP is authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) to undertake the following reserved legal activities: (a) the exercise of a right of audience (b) the conduct of litigation (c) reserved instrument activities (d) probate activities (e) the administration of oaths, and (f) to provide immigration advice and immigration services for the purposes of section 84(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Abbiss Cadres is also regulated by the SRA in respect of carrying on other legal activities which fall within section 12 of the Legal Services Act 2007. Any services which fall outside the definition of “legal activities” are not regulated. Abbiss Cadres’ SRA ID is 571596. Details of the SRA’s professional rules detailing their regulation of Abbiss Cades as a licensed body can be found on the SRA website under “SRA Standards and Regulations” at www.sra.org.uk.
The members of the firm are:
* denotes solicitor
† denotes non-lawyer
Abbiss Cadres carries professional indemnity insurance covering the “legal activities” in respect of which we are regulated by the SRA. Our insurer is Axis Speciality Europe SE, address Mount Herbert Court, 34 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2, D02FT72, Ireland. Our PII policy covers all advice given by Abbiss Cadres under our standard terms of business, regardless of where in the world our clients are situated.
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Our goal is to give the highest levels of service and advice to clients at all times. If for any reason at any time you feel that we have fallen short of that goal, we encourage you to let us know about your concerns immediately.
Where the matter cannot be swiftly remedied to everyone’s satisfaction, the process set out below will be followed with a view to reaching resolution as quickly as possible. Please be assured that there is no charge to you for making a complaint to us or for any stage of the complaints procedure. Making a complaint will not affect how will deal with your affairs.
Where an informal approach has not been successful, the first step is for you to put the detail of your complaint in writing, together with the action that you would like to be taken to remedy the situation.
This formal complaint should be sent directly to our Managing Partner, Guy Abbiss, either by email to Guy.Abbiss@abbisscadres.com and Admin@abbisscadres.com or post to Abbiss Cadres LLP, 11 Ironmonger Lane, Fourth Floor, London, EC2V 8EY. We will respond to you within two working days to acknowledge receipt of your complaint. Within five working days of the receipt of your complaint we will respond to you either:
1.1 Agreeing to the course of action suggested by you to remedy the problem and giving details of the steps that will be taken and the timescales involved in implementing the agreed solution; OR
1.2 Inviting you to a meeting (in person or virtual) to discuss the matter in order to try and reach agreement on its resolution; OR
1.3 Where further investigation is required, confirming this and asking for further details from you, if necessary. Ordinarily, we will endeavour to investigate a complaint within ten working days of receipt of such details. If the process is likely to take longer, we will inform you in writing and explain why. When the investigation is completed, we will either provide you with a written response or invite you to meet with the Managing Partner or his designate to discuss the matter further. We will advise you of any findings of the investigation, any conclusions reached, how such conclusions were reached, and any action we propose to take to resolve your complaint.
If we have a meeting, we will write to you within two working days of the meeting to confirm what was discussed, what investigations have been made, any conclusions we reached, how such conclusions were reached, and any action we propose to take to resolve your complaint.
If we are unable to resolve your concerns in this way we may suggest another step or steps in the process in order to resolve your complaint, including the possibility of referring the matter to the Legal Ombudsman if that is your wish.
Meetings may be in person or held virtually or over the telephone.
Where we consider that it is appropriate to the case and if you agree, we may arrange a review by a lawyer in another firm of any of the issues unresolved through our internal process.
Unless the basis of complaint is a specific technical issue, the reviewing lawyer need not necessarily be an expert and will be chosen on the basis of having the necessary experience to take a balanced view of whether or not your complaint is well-founded and to suggest what action should be taken to remedy the problem.
If we consider this course appropriate, we will write to propose an independent review. Within five working days of receipt of written confirmation from you that you wish your complaint to be reviewed by an independent lawyer, we will identify a third-party lawyer to review the relevant case file, together with your grounds of complaint and any documents created as part of stage 1 of the complaints process (as paragraph 1 above). Where stage 1 of the process has been omitted, we will submit your grounds of complaint together with a summary of matters that we think should be taken into account.
We will give you details of the lawyer that we propose should undertake the review. The review will not go ahead unless you give your express consent to the independent lawyer being given copies of your client file and all other relevant information.
Unless we expressly agree otherwise, the review will be paper-based only. That is, the independent lawyer will not interview you, any partner or member of staff of Abbiss Cadres LLP or any third parties. The timescale for the review will be subject to agreement with the independent lawyer and will be notified to you at the outset. Ordinarily we would expect this to take up to ten working days.
Abbiss Cadres will be solely responsible for the costs of this independent review.
Once the independent lawyer has completed the review you will receive a copy of his/her written report and recommendations. We will write to you within five working days of receipt of the independent lawyer’s report advising you of any action we propose to take to resolve your complaint in light of the findings of the independent review. We will also confirm the process for taking a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman as set out below.
If matters have not been resolved to your satisfaction within eight weeks of making your complaint to us, you may contact the Legal Ombudsman whether or not we have concluded our own complaints process. The Legal Ombudsman investigates problems about poor service from lawyers. The Legal Ombudsman will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your affairs. Once it is clear that matters cannot be resolved to your satisfaction and you still wish to pursue a complaint then you should contact the Legal Ombudsman:
The Legal Ombudsman’s address is Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ. Telephone: 0300 555 0333 (between 9.00 to 17.00). Email: email@example.com.
Further information about the service provided by the Legal Ombudsman and how to complain is available at www.legalombudsman.org.uk.
Please note that the Legal Ombudsman will not become involved unless you have already tried to resolve matters using our internal complaints procedure.
Abbiss Cadres is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (“SRA”). The SRA can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic. Visit the SRA website to see how you can raise your concerns with the SRA Please see: https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor for more details.
Trainee solicitors may assist with the work to be carried out under the supervision of a Partner. Trainees are post-graduates who either passed or are in the process of completing the formal qualifications to become a solicitor and who are undergoing a mandatory period of training before final qualification. Shauna Clarke may assist with the work to be carried out under supervision. Shauna graduated in law in 2018 and has prior paralegal experience in large scale litigation. She passed the post-graduate Legal Practice Course in 2019 and stared here solicitor’s training contract with the firm in May 2023 since when she has had exposure to various relevant employment-related matters.
The rates for Trainee Solicitors vary between £205 for trainees during the first year of their training contract and £234 per hour during the second year. Rates are plus applicable VAT.