I am a volunteer for the Free Representation Unit.
Which covers social welfare and employment, I volunteer on the employment side of things. You have to be referred to the service, which means you have to go through a law centre or a Citizens Advice to get referred to the Free Representation.
Just mentioning it because it indicates the level of employment law that I do. I prepare and represent people in the Employment Tribunal…not just in theory, I have a hearing coming up on the 2nd of November.
However, Andrew is correct. Any and all advice I give on this website, whether given through PM or email or just through posting comes with the proviso that I am a student still. I may be doing the qualifications, but I do not have the practising certificate required to call yourself a Barrister for the purposes of holding yourself out for legal services.
If I did have that, I probably wouldn’t be giving any advice through this or likely any other website that was not offering me full indemnity as my insurance wouldn’t cover it.
If you need advice on what steps to take next, what options are open to you, what the law says about the particular position you are in, or how you can proceed if you know what you want to do, I can certainly help you out.
Sometimes though it will simply come down to me saying…that is an extremely complex case, I wouldn’t suggest you attempt to do it on your own, you need to go get legal advice from someone who is paid to spend the time on it. I have had to say that only a few times for people from LB, but it does happen.
Feel free to PM me the issues you have and I will certainly have a look to see if I can give you any advice.