Service expands to meet increased demand for affordable advice
In response to an increased demand for employment law and discrimination services across England and Wales Job Law have recently welcomed Azra Choudry as a new member of their team.
Azra has joined Job Law as an Associate Solicitor to work alongside resident employment law specialist Richard Owen. As well as their combined expertise in employment law both Richard and Azra have an interest in the provision of high quality and affordable discrimination advice.
Job Law is the employment law and discrimination service which has been delivered through Society Matters CIC (formerly known as Gateshead Enterprises CIC) which has been operating as a trading subsidiary of Citizens Advice Gateshead since 2012. The service has a longstanding reputation for helping people to navigate any challenges they may face with their employment in a fair and affordable way. 100% of clients in a recent survey said they would recommend the service to someone else if they needed legal help or advice on an employment/discrimination issue. Feedback has been really positive, with clients saying that staff listen, they offer advice that is easy to understand, they are kept up to date and, importantly, that they’re highly satisfied with the service.
When dealing with clients who are facing challenges with their employment, the Job Law team has priority is to secure the best possible outcome while minimising both the stress and cost of managing grievances. Job Law specialises in helping people who feel they have been unfairly treated in some way or they need help to understand their rights and responsibilities.
The pay as you go legal service (currently £105/hour) often makes costs much lower than high street legal services, and Job Law also offers extra discounts for clients of Citizens Advice. Services can be delivered in person, by phone or by email, and if representation at employment tribunal is required this services is provided on a fixed fee basis, enabling clients to plan ahead - and avoid spiralling costs as things don’t always go to plan! As well as employment law and discrimination advice and casework we also provide clients with support and advice regarding settlement agreements with their employer where the employer would usually be responsible for paying our fees.