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My brother is being prosecuted for stealing fuel from his

My brother is being prosecuted for stealing fuel from his employer in 2015/16 & dismissed from his post for gross misconduct. He has recently been made bankrupt. Because he was homeless living between caravans he did not receive his court summons personally & therefore was not able to respond. He was arrested earlier this week & charged in court later released on bail. His next court appearance is set for next month. I would like to organise legal aid for him. Do I need a criminal legal aid lawyer?

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My Ex partner is kicking off at me about a cat he gave me

My Ex partner is kicking off at me about a cat he gave me whilst we were together.We have had him chipped under my name since we've had him and he is adamant that he can take him as he's still his as he is registered at a vet they took him to before the handover but dosent chipped till after the handover at a different vetSo just want to know who's the legal owner?

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How are you? I stopped at a layby in Wales and there was a

Hello how are you? I stopped at a layby in Wales and there was a Quad bike on a trailer and it looked very suspicious. i decided to hitch it up and take it into town and make some calls and even call police to find the owner. A few miles up road I was stopped by 5 police cars and arrested for stealing it. Turns out it belonged to the Police and they put it in layby to entice someone to take it. I did but had no intention of keeping it, I wanted to return it to the owner because it was so strange and I thought it was dumped.

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One of my finance staff has made a serious calculation error

One of my finance staff has made a serious calculation error in a model over several months that affects our financial standing, is this mistake Gross Misconduct?

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I recently visited a LIDL store and I was accused of

Hi,I recently visited a LIDL store and I was accused of stealing headphones and trying to leave the store without paying. I was asked by the store detective to check my bags. He took me to the back of the store (stock area) where he checked my bags. While I was busy talking to the Deputy Manager, he managed to pull out a set of headphones and said where did these come from. I denied any knowledge of it and told him I did not take this. All the other items (more expensive than the headphone) were accounted for. He then asked me to either confess and pay a fine or he will get the police involved. I said I am not confessing to anything I have not done and asked him to give my receipt and card back.He denied and said I want you to confess or you are not getting your card back. He asked me if I had any ID on me and once I prove who I am and give him the details he will give me my ID and card back. I gave him my Driving Lic and he took down all the information. When I asked him back from my ID and card back he said he will not return anything back to me until I confess to shoplifting.He took a picture of me and when I tried to do the same he said he would break my phone if I took his picture or used the phone in the back of the store.I told him I will call the police (999) and when I was calling the police he knocked the phone out of my hand and I quickly picked it up and notice that my screen was cracked.As the phone was cut off emergency services called me back and I told them what had happened and they said they will dispatch a car to the store. As there was a delay for the police to arrive at the store I tried to leave the store as he was threatening and intimidating me. To keep me in the back area, he physically assaulted me and pulled me back in the storage area. He said I am in charge here and you are detained and you cannot leave without my permission.As my wife was calling me I tried to pick up the phone at which the store detective said if you use your phone again I will take it away from you. It had been already around an hour and a half and I was sitting on the floor and a LIDL employee walked past and called me "P**I Thief" (racial abuse). I tried to record him racially abusing me on my phone and at that point, the store detective decided to snatch the phone from pocket and started dragging me within the store area (back of the store -no customers) while two LIDL staff watched and verbally abused me (not racially) I started shouting and asked them to call the police again and not physically and verbally abuse me. Store Detective called the police and said that I was being violent and wanted the police to come as soon as possible.After that incident in about 20 min the police arrived and confirmed my ID and asked me if I agreed with the store's allegation of shoplifting. I said "NO" I have not taken anything. The police heard my version and told me to go home.I want to know what is the best to take this forward. I have already notified the police, but according to them, verbal racial abuse will be difficult to prove as store CCTV do not record audio. They will be able to see the physical assault.I have requested LIDL to provide me with CCTV footage, but my question is how should I progress this complaint.Shall I contact LIDL and/or SIA?Take legal action against the security company?Or wait for the police to complete their investigation?Your help and advice will be much appreciated.ThanksV

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I live in a Housing complex with an assured tenancy

I live in a Housing complex with an assured tenancy agreement. I have been here for 4 years in that time outside my back door I have placed garden pots etc which everyone here has been doing for years. Suddenly the Board of Directors decided they wanted everyone to move their pots and outside storage boxes and they have dug out a small area slated it and told everyone this is the only place they can put their pots. They cannot have any outdoor storage area, not even for a trowel! They are demanding we move everything else including seating from outside our individual homes. We have all moved everything from the pathways because of the health and safety issues but I am querying Do I have to by law remove all these pots that I have been carefully tending and they are not obstructing anyone from walking around and through the area outside my door, because the garden area is classed as "communal". Thank you

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As early said or told you or written, my co worker told my

As early said or told you or written, my co worker told my manager that my supervisor told him that I was stealing items in my presents and he said they will investigate it and uptill now they came up to tell me after 2 months or a month plus that I should put it in paper, I want to know what to do because my supervisor resume and have not tender apologies and still behaving as I am actually stealing items , I want to know further action and my best option, remember if I leave this issue like these it assume I am actually stealing items , of which I never do or have intentions, the whole building have cctv all around every step, thousand of it . And another matter is i am EEU Family Member and Residents card , suddenly my wife came up for separate and divorce in the miss of all these fake remorse around me , I have 2 kinds bearing my surname and have married since 4 years plus and live in uk 3 years plus with her, I will like to know my stand what will happen, if she divorce me or separate with me. My two kids is already European citizens 2years and 3 years old.

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I am trying to get advice for my next steps. Me and my mum

I am trying to get advice for my next steps. Me and my mum lent my friend 700 on one occasion, then another 350 another time. These were the agreed big lump sums, then he proceeded to steal 250 from my account himself from an atm and we got him on cctv, the bank wouldn't give me my money back as he had my card and advised me to sort it between us, but nothing has been repaid. He has now moved to Scotland and I'm sick of trying myself with no luck. I want my money back as well as money for 2 figurines he sold (he claims he hasn't but I kept asking for them back and he said he will give me them when he's next around. ThE fraud alerts when the 250 was withdrawn was on the 30th of August last year.. I've been trying since to get my money back but he isn't playing ball. I have proof of money lent on my accounts and written conversations between us, as well as the cctv footage at the shop with the atm. Because I didn't press charges at first because he told me he was desperate and could get me the money back between ourselves I feel like he's just tried to let time pass and now he's in Scotland. I have no idea what to do all I know is that this guy owes me around 1,500. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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I have a discliplinary hearing for gross misconduct coming

I have a discliplinary hearing for gross misconduct coming up they have said "the company considers that you have acted in a way that conflicts with the best interest of the company & as such is considered an act of gross misconduct"

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