Are there any GOOD legal forums available?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Tinkstheminks, 7 Mar 2008.

  1. Tinkstheminks

    Tinkstheminks New Member

    I really need some sound FREE advice and am running out of places to turn to!
  2. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Advice about what?
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I doubt there is any good FREE legal advice unless you can ask Patrick by pretending that you're Arch. Not an easy thing to do I guess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Only on areas of the law I know about. I leave the non lawyers to discuss areas they know nothing about. :blush:
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    some insurance policies have a free legal advice line. check if you have any insurance with that facility. they're pretty good as long as you're not asking something too arcane.
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

  7. OP

    Tinkstheminks New Member

    You guessed it!!!

    I have a BIG problem with Social Services....
    I have proof that they (Feckless's old department) have with-held the independent core assessment from the court. It has taken me 5 months to get a copy of it! (Thanks to my local MP) and the report is so upsetting and scary that I don't know where to turn! Social Service won't act on the report unless I make a new referral as the judge has made the ruling - But the judge did not know or seem to care that the core assessment was not there! The whole thing is a mess... my boys are so confused and upset! I'm really at the end the line with this! I don't trust anybody within the system! If they can hide a report that has significant issues regarding their welfare and then refuse to even discuss with me the content.... where do I go? Who do I turn to? At the present feckless is demanding an enquiry into his ex-employers conduct based on it being heavy handed with him because he is gay!!!!! Seems to me they are going to bend over backwards to cover this up and the REAL issue of the boys being treated so badly is being completely ignored. I'll give an example of my son's latest upset.... 13yr old boy asks his Auntie why she is buying his Mother a card for Mothers day instead of letting him choose... She said 'you don't understand what we are doing'! My sons asked me to explain what she meant and why she had bought me a Mothers day card with the picture of a beach on in it with nothing connecting to Mothers day on it at all!!! He was so upset and embarrassed to give it to me! Another one.... We saw each other in the village on Tuesday and because he was with his Granddad he just gave me a subtle wave so not to draw attention to me! We talked about it last night and he is very upset that he daren’t acknowledge me in public when with them!!! That has to be wrong?
    Oh...I've 'gone off on one' again - Sorry!!
  8. Trembler49

    Trembler49 Veteran

    Portimao, Portugal
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    You need to make friends with a lawyer. My (sadly late) Irish solicitor pal was the most helpful and sympathetic person I ever had the privilege to know. Many others knew this too, which was why he refused to have a telephone in his house. His advice was always diplomatically couched in terms of "well, if I was in such-and-such a situation I would do this..."

    Lawyers having witnessed all manner of human foibles are generally pretty good at advising on life's problems.
  10. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    I would suggest that you contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau, who will give you free confidential advice. They may also be able to refer you to a solicitor who specialises in family law.

    Boothferry District Citizens Advice Bureau
    80 Pasture Road
    East Yorkshire
    DN14 6HE
    Telephone: 01405 762 054 - Advice Line
    01405 720 866 - Appointment Line (ADVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS NUMBER)

    Web site:
  11. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    Not where I work they aren't!!!
  12. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Just as a thought - is Patrick now acting as Arch's "Agent" now she has celebrity status?

    Arch for Celebrity Big Brother
  13. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Manchester, UK
    There's no need for that, I respect her opinions and her ability to conduct herself... why on Earth do you want to send her there. What has she done to upset you?:biggrin:
  14. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    I am indeed and as I type, Arch is being filmed with some large ferns from the local garden centre for "Get me out of this South American jungle." Technicians are colouring a large salami for the "snake" which she will catch, kill and eat.
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    yeh, yeh, that's what you've told arch it is :biggrin:
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