Croner is committed to providing an efficient and reliable service for its clients. In order to achieve this, Croner keeps up-to-date with technology and employs well-trained, dedicated staff.

On the rare occasions that any part of our service does not meet your full expectations, we have implemented a procedure designed to minimise the inconvenience to our clients and to resolve any complaint in a speedy and satisfactory manner.

  • Please send all complaints to concerns@croner.co.uk
  • A complaints handler will then be allocated to the complaint and will fully investigate the issues raised
  • When the investigation is complete the complaint will be closed with a letter

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Non-Technical – SLA of 7 calendar days

Technical – SLA of 28 calendar days

Escalation & Satisfactory Resolution

You will be informed and updated on the progress of all complaints. If you are not satisfied with the resolution of any complaints, you can escalate this to your account manager.

It is the policy of Croner that all complaints are taken seriously and are dealt with in a uniform way and that the client receives acknowledgement from the recipient of the complaint within 2 working days. A proposed resolution to the complaint should be issued to the client within 7 calendar days or 28 calendar days for a technical response. If for any reason there is an unavoidable delay in issuing a response to the complaint the client must be informed and a new deadline issued/agreed.

All complaints will be dealt with by Client Experience and a designated person will be allocated so they have a definite point of contact. All clients can contact this designated person if they have any questions or queries, or if they wish to inquire about the progress of a complaint.

In line with the rules stipulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, any insurance/indemnity complaint will be referred to Croner Compliance Manager to acknowledge and respond.

Should any client be dissatisfied with the handling of a complaint at any time, they should inform their designated person who can determine the most appropriate person to respond; technical complaints may be appealed to nominated individuals within the Consultancy departments.

If you are dissatisfied having followed all the stages of the above, please write to:

Directors Office’
Croner House
Wheatfield Way
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1YG

Solicitors Regulation

When you contact our Advisory or Litigation departments you will be assisted by our dedicated team of employment law specialists. Some members of our team are employed solicitors and they are individually regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”).

You will receive the same high quality, professional service from all our employees and if you feel that you have not received that then we want to know and would ask you to raise that with us
If you feel that the service you have received from one of our solicitors falls below the professional standards expected then you are also able to contact the SRA to raise any concerns that you have with them and they will investigate.

Details of how to raise any issue or complaint with the SRA are available on their website www.sra.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact the Legal Services Ombudsman http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk.

Although Croner Group Ltd as a whole is not a regulated business, the work of our individual solicitors is regulated by the SRA. This means that where you take legal advice on a matter directly from one of our solicitors this will attract legal advice privilege.

The Solicitors Compensation Scheme is not available in relation to claims against our solicitors but their work is covered as part of our professional indemnity insurance

Complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (“FOS”)

In the event that you remain dissatisfied, if you are an eligible complainant (as defined by FOS), you can refer your complaint to the FOS, free of charge, but you must do so within six months of the date of our final response. If you do not refer your complaint in time, the FOS will not have our permission to consider your complaint and so will only be able to do so in very limited circumstances. For more information please contact the FOS at:

The Financial Ombudsman Service
Exchange Tower
London
E14 9SR

Alternatively, call 0300 123 9123 or 0800 023 4567; email complaint.info@financial-ombusman.org.uk, or complain online. Full details can be found at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk