If you have made a complaint to the Law Society about a lawyer’s conduct and you also make a claim against the lawyer for compensation for a mistake, keep in mind that these processes are completely independent of each other and one does not influence the other.

The same conduct may support a complaint but not a viable claim, or vice versa. 

Except in cases of possible theft by a lawyer, no information you provide on the complaint is shared with us by the Law Society’s complaints and discipline staff, and we share no claims information with them.

Visit the Law Society’s Complaints and Discipline webpage for more information.