These cover being interviewed by the Department for Work and Pensions or your local council about fraud allegations on unemployment or sickness benefits (e.g. income support, employment & support allowance), disability benefits (e.g. disability living allowance, personal independence payments) or local authority payments (e.g. housing benefit or council tax benefit).
This company previously had a legal aid contract to advise on social security benefits in general. The contract has now ended but we are able to make referrals to another solicitor’s firm if you are eligible for legal aid for investigation interviews or criminal prosecutions.
Please note that the eligibility levels for legal aid can be quite low but fixed fee appointments and fixed fees for attending investigation interviews are available here. Appointments at our office cost £120 inclusive of VAT for up to one hour. Attending interviews generally cost £240-£300 inclusive of VAT and depends on where the interview takes place.
If you have any questions regarding the services we can provide, please contact Stephen Broadhurst on the contact details provided.