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kevk Member Posts: 2 Listener
After 10mths of agony my day in court arrived. fiasco. no representation on the day as could not access any ADVOCACY or REPRESENTATION services anywhere in my area. CHESHIRE EAST. I struggle to communicate 1 to 1 so I never stood a chance.  Emotional assistance dog NOT ALLOWED in because I hadn't got a letter off my psychiatrist !!!  there's my crutch gone immediately. Prior to this my first hearing was adjourned because the court said "THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE RELEVANT PAPERS" only to find out later that they HAD the papers 2 weeks prior to the trial, then after requesting over 80 pages of medical history, upon sending me my copies there was a discrepancy in the numbering of the documents, ie missing pages 118 ---171 ?? Upon further request the "missing" documents duly arrived the next day BUT 38 pages were the ENTIRE COURT TRANSCIPT for someone else !!  I am at my wits end. THERE HAS TO BE SOMEONE IN MY AREA TO TAKE ON MY FIGHT SO HELP ME GOD. 


  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you tried fightback 4 justice ?
    This was posted recently

    Hi I'm a Disability Benefit Lawyer and set up and run Fightback4justice a non profit community interest group that offers free initial advice and professional advocacy in DLA, pip and ESA appeals and other disability related matters. We have a free adviceline and drop in sessions and cover the whole of the UK with this. We are unfunded by grants etc so if you instruct us to advocate in person then there are basic travel/admin costs as we are mostly run by professional volunteers. 

    We attend the pip forum in London, liaise with tribunal daily and DWP and see changes as they occur. Find us on Facebook @fightback or ring 01716727444 for free phone advice. As an ex CAb benefit lawyer we know exactly the best way to apply or transfer over to PIP and have an excellent 89% success rate in court to date. 

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste


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