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GOV.UK (formerly Directgov) has information for businesses on how to deal with financial difficulties; how to find an insolvency practitioner; how to contact the official receiver who can help manage the first stages of insolvency; as well as other useful information.Visit the GOV.UK website
This service administers compulsory company liquidations and personal bankruptcies and deals with misconduct through investigation of companies and enforcement. It also makes redundancy payments.Visit the Insolvency Service website
Citizens Advice Bureau has helpful information about the redundancy procedures an employer must follow; what redundancy payment an employee may be entitled to; the situation after redundancy; work-related issues, debt and entitlement to benefits.Visit the Citizens Advice Bureau website
Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) can help employees who have a dispute with their employer. Acas can act as a mediator in an employment dispute. It has a free confidential helpline.Visit the Acas website
LawCare is an advisory and support service designed to help lawyers, their immediate families and their staff to deal with issues such as stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders and related emotional difficulties.
The Solicitors' Assistance Scheme offers free confidential help and advice for all solicitors in England and Wales, their families and employees on any problem troubling them, whether personal or professional.
This scheme helps solicitors, former solicitors and their dependants when times are tough. Its services include grants and interest-free loans (usually secured), support with career transition and access to bespoke personal insolvency advice.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.