Applicant stories

Business owner finds himself being robbed of IP rights: Philip's story

When a colleague agreed to help run Philip's gym business during a period of illness, he didn't expect her to try and steal the company's name and goodwill for herself. Advocate's barrister helped him to stop her.

Carers incorrectly accused of assault have registration restored

Mr and Mrs X were carers who were wrongly accused of assault. It then took them ten years and a court case under the Data Protection Act to clear their names and be allowed to re-register for work.

Company director accused of breaching duties: Simon's story

When his wife failed to pay their company bills, Simon was appalled to discover his company's money problems. Prevented by a court from accessing his business, he was sued for nearly £200,000 and had no idea what to do.

Whistle-blower sacked from job has claim struck out: Daniel’s story

Daniel had his whistle-blowing claim rejected by the employment tribunal when he appeared against three represented parties. Feeling he was not understood by the judge, a barrister helped him appeal and his case.

Fighting for asylum as an Eritrean child refugee: Isaak's story

When Isaak arrived from Eritrea as an unaccompanied minor in the UK, he applied for asylum but the Home Office denied his application claiming that he was actually Ethiopian. A specialist barrister helped him persuade them otherwise. 

Single mother accused of fraud has student loan revoked: Ruby's story

Ruby, a single mother studying for a law degree in the hope of a better life, was falsely accused of fraud and had her funding withdrawn. It began a three-year long battle to clear her name and challenge the decision.

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