Professional conduct

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If you are dissatisfied with the professional conduct of an LI member or dissatisfied with a service provided by the LI, please follow our guidance for making a complaint.

Complaints against LI members

The LI is responsible for ensuring that members adhere to the LI code of conduct, May 2012 (PDF, 0.1MB). These guidelines will help you:

  • determine if there are grounds for making a complaint
  • understand the steps to follow
  • explain the process taken to reach a decision

If after having read the guidelines you feel that an LI member has behaved unprofessionally and decide that you do wish to make a complaint, email Emma Wood to request a copy of the initial information pack and complaint form: .

Matters the LI can investigate

The LI only has powers to deal with breaches of the organisation’s by-laws, rules, and regulations by LI members.

It’s important you realise the LI only investigates matters relating to breaches of its rules or regulations. The LI does not resolve the complaint itself – and that remains a matter between you and the member concerned. The LI cannot:

  • deal with concerns or complaints about anyone who is not a member of the LI
  • pay compensation or instruct a member to do so
  • determine whether a member or firm has acted negligently (this is for the courts to decide)
  • interfere with or become involved in court action against a member or firm

Complaints against the LI

We continually seek to improve on the standard of our services but recognise there may be occasions when things go wrong.

If you are dissatisfied with a service provided by the LI or wish to submit feedback please download the service-based complaint procedures.

How to make a complaint

To make a complaint you need to the LI’s Chief Executive or Honorary Secretary. You can do this by post (address is below) or email: .

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