Applicant stories

The legal case that benefitted 2,000 boat-dwellers: Frank's story

When Frank appealed his housing benefit refusal, the result was a new interpretation of the law that means over 2,000 boat dwellers can get help to cover their licence fees.

Lending someone money and they refuse to pay it back: Ella's story

Ella was pressured to take out a bank loan to lend her boyfriend some money with the promise he would pay her back. When they split up, he claimed the loan was a gift and refused to pay it off, so she took him to court.

Longing to have his whole family back together: Kwame's story

When his ex-partner denied Kwame the right to visit his child for nearly a year, it was his strong belief in the benefits of seeing both parents and half-siblings in that kept Kwame focused on fighting for his rights.

Military veteran with PTSD wins war pension appeal: Brian's story

When Brian needed help to challenge the amount of his war pension, an Advocate barrister stepped up to argue that his PTSD was the cause of his diabetes, which entitled him to a bigger pension and a life he never thought possible. 

A heartwarming reunion between father and daughter: Abeo's story

Separated from his wife and prevented from seeing his child, Abeo didn't know how to defend himself against false allegations and fight for contact with his daughter, until he found help through Advocate.

When help to settle is the best possible outcome: Tanvir's story

Tanvir was disabled by depression, anxiety and stress. When he lost his job and faced an eight-day employment hearing, an Advocate barrister helped him settle his claim, win £15,000 in compensation and achieve much needed peace of mind.

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