CLR is a product of the increasing needs of organisations who work in and for the community; especially in the charitable and not for profit 'third sector'.
The age of austerity and quite frankly the direct and savage attack on funding for advice and representation for the most vulnerable in our society needed addressing. As a result, in response to the almost instantaneous end of civil legal aid, Darren and Kelly set up their first not for profit organisation to assist their local CAB.
A lot of lessons needed to be learnt, not least the brutal nature of working in the third sector and the requirement to produce reports and statistics aplenty, for a large range of issues. Over the last 4 years those lessons have been learnt and now CLR is the finished article, with vast amounts of experience of dealing with a wide range of community groups.
So how can we help you?
We supply you with a qualified and experienced lawyer in the area of welfare benefits.
You can refer clients to us whichever way you prefer, be that a referral slip, a phone call, or our lawyer can come to your premises in what we call 'clinics'.
Once we have held a consultation with your client, we will provide you with (subject to the client's approval):
A copy of the initial outset letter, which gives information such as the issue discussed, the advice given and any further actions.
Any other feedback you want.
Direct communication with the people who can quickly resolve issues and provide immediate resources.
If the client agrees to be represented by us:
We supply you with any statistical data you require.
We do not rely on any form of funding, so this data is free for you to use in funding bids or ongoing funding criteria.
We will pay a donation / referral payment to you.
We also understand the importance of protecting our delivery partners' brand, reputation and standing in the community.
What does your client get?
Free at the point of delivery advice and representation
Excellent customer service
Independent, legal advice and representation from the first appointment, including:
Preparation meeting for Health Assessments (where applicable),
Collection of all relevant evidence,
Specific, tailored, health assessment questionnaire to GPs / specialists (where applicable),
Preparation meeting before the Tribunal / Court
Attendance at the Tribunal / Court
Someone who cares if they win or lose.
Contact us now by clicking here for the contact form,