The Lay Observer for Northern Ireland monitors complaints made by members of the public to the Law Society of Northern Ireland about the conduct of solicitors and the manner in which the complaints are dealt with by the Society. He also considers allegations made by individuals who are not satisfied with the Law Society's handling of complaints.
Northern Ireland Certification Officer for Trade Unions & Employers' Associations
The Northern Ireland Certification Officer for Trade Unions and Employers' Associations is a statutory office that determines complaints concerning trade union elections, certain other ballots and breaches of trade union rules in Northern Ireland. The Certification Officer is also responsible for: Maintaining a list of trade unions and employers' associations; Receiving and scrutinising annual returns from trade unions and employers' associations; Ensuring observance of statutory requirements governing mergers between trade unions and between employers' associations; Overseeing the political funds and the finances of trade unions and employers' associations; and Certifying the independence of trade unions.
Office for the Independent Examiner of Complaints (IEC)
The Office for the Independent Examiner of Complaints provides independent complaints review to Home Office service users, who have exhausted the complaints process and remain dissatisfied with the outcome.
In addition, the post holder has a wider role in identifying wider systemic issues which have the potential to impact on the way in which the service is delivered or operated.
Complaint Handler Member
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Oifig an Choimisinéara Teanga (The Office of the Official Languages Commissioner) is an ombudsman body which investigates complaints from the public regarding their rights to receive state services through Irish. It also provides advice to the public as well as a function providing advice to public bodies regarding their duties under the Official Languages Act. It also montiors the implementation of provisions relating to the Official Languages Act.
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We are the first point of contact for all complaints about lawyers in Scotland. We receive complaints about all sorts of legal services, from buying and selling houses to criminal law. We investigate and resolve complaints about inadequate professional service and refer complaints about conduct to the relevant professional body (e.g. the Law Society of Scotland or the Faculty of Advocates).
The Complaints Panel considers complaints by the public against decisions taken by Ministers or civil servants within Departments in Jersey. Cases are generally only accepted when the internal complaints process within a department has been exhausted. The members of the Complaints Panel are not politicians or civil servants and are all completely independent. They give their services on a completely voluntary basis. If any member of the Panel, has a conflict of interest, they will not take part in a hearing. In that way, the public can be sure that the consideration of a complaint is completely unbiased and impartial. The work of the Complaints Panel mirrors that of an Ombudsman and is of great value to the Island, but has no cost to the taxpayer.
The Dispute Service Ltd, established in 2003, is a not-for-profit company which operates the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), a government-approved provider of Insured and free Custodial tenancy deposit protection. Currently protecting over 1.6 million deposits across England and Wales, TDS offers a free alternative dispute resolution service to help resolve any disputes that may arise between landlords, agents and tenants, by agreement or via a professional and impartial adjudicator. All TDS adjudicators are members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. TDS provides key services to SafeDeposits Scotland and is the parent company of TDS Northern Ireland (TDSNI). The Dispute Service Ltd also operates TDS Resolution, a service to help tenants and landlords avoid the need to go to court where the tenant has fallen into rent arrears and provides an alternative dispute resolution service for Zero Deposit, a deposit free renting solution.
The Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner provides an independent assessment of complaints against the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Payment Systems Regulator, and the Bank of England's oversight of the banking clearing houses and payment settlement schemes.
Complaint Handler Member
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