Hi there, I currently am employed as a legal assistant in a UK based law firm. The practise is run by a sole practitioner who is rarely if ever in work. I wish to terminate my contract with immediate effect and skip my 1 month notice period as my contract states). My reasons for doing so are as follows; 1. I have witnessed numerous acts of illegal and fraudulent activity. Specifically; - Falsification of invoices - Misleading medical experts that funds for their services are under dispute (in costs hearings) when this is not that case. I have specifically been asked to lie to experts that their earnings are in dispute when they are not. I refused. - Damages not forwarded to clients, in one case it's been 9 months. - Repeated requests for member's of staff to forge the partners signature onto court forms and client consent forms. 2. Gross Misconduct - Clients are lied to frequently. The partner requests lies are told repeatedly to clients, solicitors and imdemnifiers. - No on duty solicitior present since I commenced work. - Clients cases left to pass their limitation dates without informing the client. Essentially leaving the client unable to make a claim as it's been barred by statute. 3. My job role isn't what my contracted stated. I could go into details if required, but in short nothing that was promised at time of the contract (such as on site training, running my own case files) has been delivered. Given the above points, am I within my rights to terminate my contract with immediate effect? Should I retain evidence of the fraud to support my claim?
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?I am just travelling so will respond with a slight delay, thanks
Hi Ben, I
I've worked there for 9 months give or take
Hi Ben, i've been there 9 months give or take
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