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My wife and I run a small cleaning business and employ seven

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My wife and I run a small cleaning business and employ seven staff.
I needed employment advice and I found a company advertising free advice so I contacted them. They happened to have an agent in the area and could call to see me and as I was very worried the matter could go to tribunal I agreed to see the agent.
I was told tribunals are very costly which added to my fear and I signed to pay Peninsula Business services £78.00 per month.
Two days later I told my accountant who informed me that I had been paying an insurance for about five years which gave me access to employment law which I was not aware of and so. I contacted Peninsula and explained I already pay for this service with Abbey Legal.
They were very aggressive company and refused to cancel the policy. They fortunately forgot to get me to sign a direct debit form so no money is being taken from my account . I have phoned them five times trying to make them see sense that I can not afford to pay both companies and they say they will phone be back then don't . I receive letters saying I am in of £180 which I refuse to be intimidated to pay. And then I was told I am tied into this contract for five years which was not explained by the salesman that came to my house. We have had a small business for 16 years and it is a struggle but this could bankrupt us. I did not get a chance to read their contract befor signing but had I done so I would not have signed .
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thank you for your question and welcome.
My name is ***** ***** I will assist you.
If you look at the contract you signed, does it say anywhere that it can be terminated early?
Kind regards
AJ
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi AJ

I will have to ring Peninsula for a copy of the contract as I disposed of it when I told them i had no intention of using their services as I had employment advice from Abbey Legal . I will contact them today and forward the information to you as soon as .

Thanks

David6

Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thank you.
I will go away and write an initial response in the mean time. It may take me some time so please do not be concerned if you do not hear from me right away.
Kind regards
AJ
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I refer to your response above.
Did you have any further information for me?
If I do not hear from you today I will post the initial response I have drafted.
Thank you.
Kind regards
AJ
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Can you provide me with any further information? Having drafted a response I think I need to fill in some of the blanks in order to finalise it.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance.
Kind regards
AJ

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