How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask JimLawyer Your Own Question
JimLawyer
JimLawyer, Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 12888
Experience:  Senior Associate Solicitor
97337639
Type Your Family Law Question Here...
JimLawyer is online now

I need to dispute claims by social services and trickery

This answer was rated:

i need to dispute claims by social services and trickery into signing documents without seeing them
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: i am in portsmouth , waterlooville
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: as a result of my mother being tricked into signing as agreeing to their conditions they brought child abuse police to my house today as the document basically says i neglect my children
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Hello,

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you!

Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.
Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.

We can give you information and guidance from a legal standpoint. To make a complaint about social care, you should first make a formal complaint to social services - you need to set out why you are making a complaint. If they do not resolve this you can involve the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. You will need to register with them here : https://complaints.lgo.org.uk
If the Ombudsman does not uphold your complaint then luckily, there is a legal remedy available against social care services with it being a public body. You can issue "Judicial Review" proceedings which is where you involve the court, and a senior judge or panel of judges looks the legality of the decision made by social services. If the judge(s) find in your favour, they will make an order which is binding on the public body (e.g. they may say the public body’s decision was invalid) and they are then forced to act to sort the problem out.

Further, if your human rights were breached then compensation may also be payable.

The issue with judicial review is that the cases are quite complex, but as a result of that, a law firm can usually recover their legal costs from social services if they win the application. You should be able to have a no win no fee agreement with the law firm, to sue social services. Or if you are in receipt of means tested benefits then legal aid may well be available to you.

Here are a few firms who specialise in this area :

I hope this helps - please feel free to ask me anything else.

I hope this helps and answers the question - my goal is to ensure you are happy with the answer and have the information you need. If you have any follow up questions then please let me know. I will reply as soon as I can to help with any further queries.

Many thanks,
Jim

Please let me know if the answer helped or if you need me to cover anything else?. I am happy to clarify the answer or if you have any follow up questions. If so, I’d be grateful if you would let me know. I am free most days, including weekends, so feel free to ask me anything you are unsure of.

Best wishes,

Jim

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Hi Jim thank you so much for your reply I will take all you have said on board and keep note of it all.Thank youMichelle egan

Hi Michelle, thanks, ***** *****

JimLawyer, Solicitor
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 12888
Experience: Senior Associate Solicitor
JimLawyer and other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you