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A few months ago I was caught stealing from my employer, i

Hello!JA: Hi. How can I help?Customer: A few months ago I was caught stealing from my employer, i was called to a disciplinary hearing but handed my notice before hand. I admitted to the theft they had evidence of. Half the money was deducted from my wage. My ex employer has pressed charges and I am now invited to the police station on ThursdayJA: Have you discussed the disciplinary action with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: There was no action as I resigned before the hearingJA: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: I am an employeeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I hope all is well. I am contacting you regarding a dispute

HiI hope all is well.I am contacting you regarding a dispute issue between myself and my swimwear manufacturer.Last June I hired her as a London based swimwear specialist to make the samples for my new swimwear line set to launch January this year. Due to cancellations and delays from her side, I finally received my samples at the end of March 3 days prior to flying out for the photo-shoot.During the photo-shoot I noticed quite a few defects with the samples but hoped they would just be amendments that needed to be made on my return and took notes from the models and the team regarding the swimwear whilst i was there so I could feed this back on my return. Whilst I was still there I was sent the final invoice for circa £1700 and asked to pay in asap so she can pay her staff. I sent £500 so she could pay staff and said I would look over the invoice and sort the rest out once I'd done so and returned back to England.When I came back to London I asked if she was free that week as we needed to discuss the invoice and the samples as there were a few charges I wasn't clear on and I really wanted to discuss the quality of the samples. She wasn't free until the following week.During that week, i really started to look at the samples and the more I looked the worst they looked so i went to get a second opinion with the intention of getting professional constructive criticism that I could give to her on our next meeting in the hope of getting the suits rectified.To my horror, the errors with the samples were not errors that would be made by swimwear specialist and according to the manufacturer that makes swimwear but specialises in wedding gowns, the stitching was done on a domestic machine amongst a long list of other issues. I also wrote this down.The day before we were due to meet, I was notified that I will have to stay late at work so notified her via message that I may not be able to meet the next day but i would confirm shortly and if this is the case i will email across all of my issues with the samples and queries with the invoice and we can discuss in in a phone call the next day instead.To shorten the story, i explained after the feedback i had sent across from the photo-shoot, my own observation and the opinion second opinion from another manufacturer, it was clear she was not a specialist in this field and did not possess the skill-set required to fix the issue. I simply explained I would pay the rest of the invoice but was not happy to pay for the samples or patterns as I will now have to find a swimwear specialist to redo them all, setting me back at least a few months. I also paid her £2085 back in January for, what would be the next process, which was the grading.After agreeing she will come back to me the next day with a proposal and exit plan and hearing nothing, I sent an email on Wednesday night explaining I would pay the full amount for the patterns as I didn’t want her to use them with another brand and offered to pay 50% of the price or the samples as a good will gesture. I then explained as she has £2085 of my money, she deduct the balance from this and return the remaining £1350.She has now sent an email basically refusing to refund any of my money and demanding I pay the full invoice including the samples and patterns balance and says she will send another invoice claiming consultation fees which will no doubt be for the remainder of the money she owes me.At this stage I need legal advice as I have tried on multiple occasions to be more than reasonable as I really did like her as a person but we are now at the point where she is stealing my money, is costing me a fortune having to get everything started from scratch and worst of all, has put a hold on the launch of my swimwear line for the rest of the summer at least, setting me back for an unforeseeable time frame which has lost me a lot in potential sales and revenue.I'm really hoping you can help.I also want to add that she has given me 14 days to pay the balance if she is taking me to small claims courtI hope to hear from you soon.Kind regardsCharlene

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I've provided my ex with a lot of personal financial detail

I've provided my ex with a lot of personal financial detail ie bank details, passport, bank card I'm worried that I may be open to fraud, nothing has happened but I provided him details, would I be liable if anything was to happen ?Assistant: The Fraud Examiner will know what to do. Is there anything else the Fraud Examiner should be aware of?Customer: I have Experian account which doesn't show anything suspicious but we only recently split up .. weeks

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When conducting a security search of a vehicle with

When conducting a security search of a vehicle with permission. Should the search be visual only?Is the person conducting the search allowed to open closed bags eg hand bag without permission or if asked not to. Can the person conducting a search turn out the contents of a small bag eg hand bag without permission?

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I have been caught shoplifting in Ikea this morning. Goods

I have been caught shoplifting in Ikea this morning. Goods worth between 100-200£.they have said it goes into fraud section as I went straight after to the return section.I wasn't arrested in the moment as I was with my baby but they have asked me to go to police station for an interview.What can happen to me? I feel terrible!

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My children's grandfather died over a year ago, he left a

Hello, my children's grandfather died over a year ago, he left a will, how do we get to see the will?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me where this is?Customer: CoventryJA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?Customer: We have nothing as my children's father is not sharing the information with his mother or his first born childrenJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am concerned for my ex-mother in law as they are paying her very little to live on, I believe they are stealing from her.

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A child of 15 convicted of assault ordered to pay a fine

A child of 15 convicted of assault ordered to pay a fine fails to do soJA: Where is this? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: How can this be addressedJA: What steps have been taken so far?Customer: none sentence received 1 year ago no payment to dateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: One other completely different q

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I have been summarily dismissed for email theft from a

I have been summarily dismissed for email theft from a teaching post. The email was from senior management, attempting to direct middle management to cut additional support that I had asked for. I complained my performance was being unduly criticised by a new head of department, yet clear information / instruction about roles and responsibilities was not available. I asked for additional hep and support to do my job effectively. The email that proposes not offering me further support was labelled 'confidential' which I felt was suspicious, when I saw my name involved and the contentious content I downloaded a copy. I felt this was an example of malpractice by senior management, that they were behaving in an underhanded fashion. I felt I could act as a whistle-blower, to call out this type of behaviour in the workplace. The school accused me of gross misconduct and recently summarily dismissed me. I am considering an appeal, though my NEU Rep is proposing other solutions / deals. The colleague responsible for the date breech has - as far as we are aware - received no punishment as punitive as mean. My union rep is flip-flopping about how best to proceed. Many people tell me I am clearly being treated unfavorably, many feel unreasonably - possibly because I am LGBT staff. The senior managers were initially very agitated, even hostile when they found out I had gotten hold of the email, they behaved as if they knew they had done something wrong. They subsequently published the email in paper form and sent it to me, in a pack of investigation information; as if to say the email was no evidence of wrongdoing. My NUE rep insists the email is not a form of constructive dismissal, but my point is it acts as explicit evidence senior managers were working against me, not supporting me. I feel they have caught 'red-handed' encouraging me to make mistakes. I also believe by not punishing the member of staff responsible for the data breech they are treated her favorably and being unreasonable and excessively harsh with me. Many people I questioned whether gross misconduct is proportional and a fair ruling, for 'stealing' an internal school email - it is after all a 'crime' where no physical or mental injury / abuse has occurred to student or staff. I wanted to know if I have a strong case for unfair dismissal and whether I should consider hiring a private employment lawyer, because I fear my NUE rep is friends with people in the school / local council and not entirely neutral.JA: Have you discussed the termination with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?Customer: Yes manager and HR...JA: What is your employment status? Are you an employee, freelancer, consultant or contractor? Do you belong to a union?Customer: I have been dismissed I belong to NUEJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I think that covers it... thanks

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My partner has been found guilty of the charge conspiracy to

My partner has been found guilty of the charge conspiracy to steal. He has been held in prison for a week from yesterday pending sentencing next week. What are his chances?Assistant: What was the conviction for exactly? Have all appeals been exhausted?Customer: Conspiracy to stealAssistant: Where did this occur?Customer: Marks and SpencerAssistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He and an officer with a lady have been found guilty by a jury

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