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Author have we got any solicitors on here?
toppo_69

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Posted: 09/03/2013 22:13:21
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Strange request, have we got any solicitors on here that do legal aid work?
Long story short, my ex employers have done me out of a lot of wages.
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Paul
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Posted: 09/03/2013 22:36:42
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toppo_69 wrote:

Strange request, have we got any solicitors on here that do legal aid work?
Long story short, my ex employers have done me out of a lot of wages.
Thanks
Paul


So far as I am aware the legal aid budget has been seriously dented.

Can you skin a cat another way.

Good luck with it, it's the worst, it happened to me once, 70 years ago the British government used to pay my farther to shoot bastards like that.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 22:41:21
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I'll be honest, I am looking at making myself bankrupt, the company I used to work for owe me £4079 in wages. I recived a letter from them today saying they had gone into recivership and there was no money to pay any of the staff any monies owed to any of the staff. IP: 90.216.248.33
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Posted: 09/03/2013 23:06:18
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I'll be honest, I am looking at making myself bankrupt, the company I used to work for owe me £4079 in wages. I recived a letter from them today saying they had gone into recivership and there was no money to pay any of the staff any monies owed to any of the staff.


Vengance is yours sayeth the lord.

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Posted: 09/03/2013 23:09:14
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Sorry I ment to say thank you last time.
There are a few of us from work getting quotes for cement lorries, the thinking be to empty it on the drive and gates of the bosses brand new half a million pound house haha
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Posted: 09/03/2013 23:25:42
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toppo_69 wrote:

Sorry I ment to say thank you last time.
There are a few of us from work getting quotes for cement lorries, the thinking be to empty it on the drive and gates of the bosses brand new half a million pound house haha


Trouble is the police would have firm concrete evidence, seriously though, where your at is a sh*t place to be, I have been owed monies in the past when I was self employed, I was lucky and managed to get was owed by various means, some foul some not so foul.
Good luck whichever way but be carefull so far as the law is concerned, I have always found that what goes around comes around, you need to be nice on the way up as you don't know who your gonna meet on the way down.

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Posted: 10/03/2013 00:21:39
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The best advice I can give you is - Make sure you are not found out.

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Posted: 10/03/2013 07:45:51
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Hi Paul

Have you had a read of:

www.gov.uk/your-rights-if-your-employer-is-insolvent/overview
IP: 93.186.31.82 Edited: 10/03/2013 09:12:42 by SimonRL
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Posted: 10/03/2013 08:16:54
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Hi Paul

I got made redundant last year & a month later the company folded but I still got all my redundancy & accumalated holiday pay via a government scheme, but I did have to fill in some huge complicated forms to get it.

So don't despair you should get your pay.
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Posted: 10/03/2013 11:32:54
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Thanks for all you help and advice, its nice to know there are people who are willing to help me out.

I'll have a proper look at the page you surggested simon, well when my eyes can focus properly.

Once again thanks guys, its much apreseated
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Posted: 10/03/2013 15:46:05
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there are a few websites where you can ask a solicitor/lawyer for advice, small fee involved - worth a shot.

Have you checked to see if you have access to a legal helpline, I have RAC cover, A co op bank account, CLA membership, FSB etc, all give acccess to a free legal helpline?

What about the small claims court?
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Posted: 10/03/2013 20:20:43
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Lots of legal people do free 1-hour consultations. Clearly they do it to get you to spend money with them, but it's worth the chat.

Also, look up 'pro bono'. It is not food for professional dogs, but a system where legal people work for free.

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Posted: 10/03/2013 20:29:18
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You could try your local CAB if you havn't done so already. They aren't always that effective but worth a try as some will have qualified solicitors on their staff. A local solicitor might be able to provide a letter which could be enough to leverage a response from the administrators if you are prepared to stump up the cost of an appointment. IP: 79.75.89.29
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Posted: 11/03/2013 00:46:41
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Citizens Advice will sort you out and it doen't cost you a penny. I think it's the Cabinet Office? That administers the scheme, statutary redundancy 1 weeks pay per year worked minus the first 2 years.. IP: 86.173.217.74
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Posted: 11/03/2013 12:01:11
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there's another question here.

No-one should go bankrupt voluntarily for £4,000-odd. The complications are huge.

If you are adrift financially and £4,000-odd of lost wages will simply defer the inevitable, you have to question whether it matters whether you get it or not.

If it is to tide you over till you get something else, then go for it.

Even if you are seriously adrift you should look at an IVA ( Individual Voluntary Agreement ). This has quite a lot of the effects of bankruptcy but isn't bankruptcy as such.

You need much better advice than you appear to have so far received.


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Posted: 11/03/2013 12:20:57
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If we are talking about more than just a recovery of salary owed and this in fact involves your entire financial circumstances, then get help asap from one of the debt counselling services. The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (now called StepChange - 0800 138 1111) are extremely helpful and are free. Their advisors can tackle most problems over the phone or by email. IP: 79.75.89.29
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Posted: 11/03/2013 12:48:54
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In my experience the CAB mean well but are often a prime example of:

'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'

Get proper advice.

Even if the CAB has a retired solicitor, remember they may have retired many years ago and not kept up to date on changes.
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Posted: 11/03/2013 15:10:47
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tomh wrote:

In my experience the CAB mean well but are often a prime example of:

'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'

Get proper advice.

Even if the CAB has a retired solicitor, remember they may have retired many years ago and not kept up to date on changes.


I agree with tomh, not because I know him but because I have found in these kind of circumstances it' best to get your info from the horses mouth not the horses arse.

Good luck.

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Posted: 11/03/2013 23:27:17
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Dug through my union advice file. This is from May 2002 so may be badly out of date...

"Insolvency of Employer. If the employment is ended and the employer is insolvent, employees can claim payment from the National Insurance Fund if they are owed: statutory redundancy pay; arrears of pay up to eight weeks; pay for the statutory notice period; up to six weeks holiday pay; a basic award for unfair dismissal."

Hope this might be useful.
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Posted: 12/03/2013 01:09:24
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derrickman wrote:


Even if you are seriously adrift you should look at an IVA ( Individual Voluntary Agreement ).


An I.V.A. actually costs more to set up and run than the amount owed.

Plus an I.V.A. is for your own personal debts, not what is owed to you by a 3rd party, as in somebody else who is on the verge of bankrupcy/recievership.

Better off persuing the company that owes you money rather than declaring I.V.A. or bankrupcy, you should stand a better chance of getting your money back through the courts along with everybody else (erm Class Action, or summat similar its called)

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