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Finding yourself charged with a crime or the subject of a police investigation, whether voluntary or involuntary, can be a stressful time.  The added stress of not knowing what will happen to you, what your legal rights are or knowing the law involved can make the situation even worse.

Whatever the allegation may be,it is important that expert legal advice is obtained from a specialist criminal lawyer immediately. Be it a speeding ticket or driving offence, road traffic accident or a more serious fraud or regulatory offence, everyone has the right to a criminal lawyer, who can provide timely advice to ensure that your interests are protected all times , and give you the opportunity to take precautions and ensure appropriate defence.

Criminal law can cover a wide range of matters including

  • Fraud
  • General Criminal Law
  • Licensing
  • Motoring Offences
  • Road Traffic Accidents

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Employment Questions

I have recently been employed at a school as a classroom assistant. I have been asked to fill in a police check form, which asks if I have had a caution/ been bound over/ have a criminal record. Twelve years ago I was bound over for 12 months after a drunken night out. Will the police still have a record of this?

The firm I worked for went out of business. I was given my redundancy forms and asked to hand the van keys to the accountants on the site. Over the weekend I got a ‘phone call from a firm which had taken over the contract asking me to come in to work on Monday. Will I still be entitled to redundancy pay?

I work in a petrol station. From time to time, customers fill their vehicles with fuel and drive off without paying. Does the manager have the right to deduct the amount of the “drive-off” from our wages?

Our employment contracts state that we are entitled to 25 days’ sick leave with pay a year. They are now proposing that in future we will only get paid sick leave if we spend the time in hospital. New staff have to agree to this, but we have refused. Can they force this change on us?

I have recently started work after months of being unemployed, but in order to receive my wages I need a bank account. I have been all over town trying to open an account, but each time I’m told I need something with my signature on it, such as a driving licence or a passport: unfortunately I have neither. Is there any law about this, or is it just the banks’ rules, and is there any way round it?

I recently retired from a job where I’d worked for eight years. I had only one pay rise in that time while everyone else had annual increases. My boss apparently said that he could count on me staying because I’d struggle to get another job at my age. Would I have had any legal basis for demanding the same pay increases as my colleagues?

My son started work for a double-glazing firm a month ago on a self-employed basis. He is supposed to be paid weekly, but although they are promising to pay him he has yet to receive any money.

I’ve worked for a firm for nine years and have a contract whereby I get double time and a day in lieu for Sundays and Bank Holidays. People who joined after me are on a better rate of pay but don’t get extra for Sundays and only get time-and-a-half for Bank Holidays. I’m told I can switch to the new system if I want to. Can they discriminate like this over pay, and run two separate systems?

I have just left a firm where I worked for ten years in order to join a competitor. Five years ago I was bullied into signing a contract which barred me from contacting any of their customers within six months of leaving their employment, and I have already received a letter from their solicitors reminding me of this. Can my previous firm hold me to this?

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