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TURNING LAW INTO JUSTICE®

Dr Alan Blacker & Co. CIC.

A recognised not-for-profit Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales with the regulator for Community Interest Companies number 14277484. We are licensed to help under the Government's Money and Pensions Service including debt and insolvency advice.

POWERING PRO BONO

Still here - Still serving

 0203 47 999 57 

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Business hours

Mon-Thur 9 am - 5 pm Fri 10 am - 2 pm.

Police station call out 07981 527693

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 pm till 7:30 pm and NEW! Saturdays from Noon till 4 pm

Out of hours 07981 527693

25 years of service to the most vulnerable and charities

In March 2024 we helped  223 new people and acted on 45 instructions from 7 countries including the USA and Belgium

Most Trusted Nationwide Legal & Pro Bono Organisation 2023 and again 2024
Pro Bono Legal Services Provider of the Year. 2024
Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2023/24
Best Pro Bono Legal Services Practice 2024
Legal Client Service Excellence Award 2024

We are a multidiscipline legal advice centre, providing professional legal care to companies, charities, not-for-profits and private individuals.

We are a registered government Money and Pensions Advice and representation service dealing with debt, insolvency and retirement planning.

 

Contact us today for help.

If you need help - register today using the form on the right and we will call you back. Or call us now.

In order to make justice accessible, we offer free legal help to eligible pensioners, the disabled, the ill, the incarcerated, and veterans. A pension or benefit appeal, a criminal matter, contact or educational issues, or any other issue concerning the elderly, disabled, or those who are vulnerable due to poverty, social exclusion or marginalisation, could fall under this heading. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Light Card Users get free initial advice too.

We give a free case assessment and discuss how we can fund the case or defer payment until settlement.

 

We provide top-rank services to commercial and business clients too. 

We represent over one hundred and fifty businesses, as in-house counsel.  From airlines to aerial fitters to train companies to medical research new starts.

 

Over twenty thousand people (in total) have been helped by us to achieve justice in their lives and to achieve real and effective change and we have represented over eleven thousand clients to date.

We are proud to have won first place in the Leading Regional Providers of Pro Bono Legal Services in the Northern Enterprise Awards and this marks a high demand for our services coupled with excellent overall client service.

The judges said "Our panel considers carefully the voting and nomination information and any additional that our internal research team has come across both online and in the public domain.

In order to be awarded, there must be evidence of expertise within a given field; dedication to customer/client service, satisfaction and retention; and an ongoing commitment to providing excellent work. "

 

We are the nation's leading Legal Advice Service for those who are vulnerable or who work with the socially marginalised—helping disabled individuals or charities.

Some of the areas we cover for legal clients:

  • Medical Law and Personal Injury

  • Criminal Defence

  • Civil Legal Advice and Litigation

  • Debts on the verge or in legal stages

  • Police law, actions against the police

  • Family law, protecting property and enforcing rights.

  • Disputes over wills and estates

  • Welfare benefits and tribunals

  • Education law, schools, colleges, universities 

  • Employment law and consultancy contracts

  • Children and Child Protection

  • Special Educational Needs

  • Mental health and disability rights 

  • Charity law 

  • Commercial law

  • Commercial dispute resolution

  • Settling estates and tax planning

  • Trusts and Probate

  • Business restructuring and insolvency

  • Debt and welfare benefits

We provide a comprehensive litigation and advice service covering all civil and criminal areas of law.

Ask us about the new mobile phone in cars rules and receive a free booklet.

 

Wrongly clocked at 111mph - we saved the driver's licence with the case dismissed.

Dr Alan Blacker & Co CIC

was declared the winner in the Legal Advice Firm Catagory

beating 190 other contestants!

Business Reorganisation and Insolvency Service

For all types of commercial enterprises and use the best practitioners from around the UK to help restructure and save corporations from closure - saving businesses means saving jobs means saving futures. We also act for claimants seeking to enforce against corporations.  

We also arrange valuations, mergers and all manner of commercial litigation including unfair prejudice to shareholders' actions.

 

Specialist Benefit Appeal Unit

For help with assessing your prospects of success in making

** Mandatory Reconsideration applications **

 ** Applications out of time **

** Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal **

** Applications for leave to appeal to the Upper Tier  Tribunal **

** Upper-tier Tribunals **

Ask for help now - don't delay.

We are licensed by the

Governments Money and Pensions Service

to provide specialist Debt  Advice, including the writing off of debt and preventing or representing people during bankruptcy.

An independent consumer ombudsman and civil arbitration scheme as well as mediation and conciliation services, we also provide FDR valuations and independent mediation.

 

We offer: -

mediation, a third party facilitating a resolution;

arbitration, a third party deciding the dispute;

early neutral evaluation, a third party giving an informed opinion on the dispute; and

Ombudsmen schemes.

Dr Alan Blacker & Co CIC is an approved referral agency from SSAFA Forces Help and RBL and receives support from caseworkers from other serving personnel charities and many other veterans charities.

We provide services on a range of pro bono, traditional and after-the-event funding agreements and a range of variations in between to suit your needs.

 

CICs are the new exciting way for charitable and not-for-profit concerns to function without having to have two bodies, and we have exploited this new framework to provide you with better service. We are still regulated and our assets are still locked into community interests.

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TURNING LAW INTO JUSTICE.

"Your country doesn't care about you at all, at all; you don't have any rights, we made them up, like the boogie man, Pinocchio, stuff like that. They are imaginary, cute and fictional." -

George Carlin. 

 

Whilst we agree with the sentiment, we strive to prove him wrong every day. ( about the rights that is, the country not caring is a given.)

Providing the same level and standards of service as our mainstream competitors, but for free at the point of demand; we approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique strategies which have minimal impact on the lives of our vulnerable clients and provide the widest range of outcomes.

 

Though we’ve grown since our founding, we’re still the same agency at heart.

 

We provide help to not-for-profits and charities too as well as commercial clients who fund our work.

 

Let us help make your dreams a reality.

Are you ready to set your brand or business on the path to success?

Give us a call today and see what we can do for you.

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OUR HOURS OF SERVICE AND AVAILABILITY

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Tuesday 11:00 till 14:00

 

Our offices are open from 9 to 5 Monday to Thursday and 10 till 2 pm Friday.

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Please book an appointment if you would like a guaranteed appointment time.

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Dr Alan Blacker & Co.CIC offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues. Since opening our doors in 2000, we’re proud to say that each year we have a bigger list of returning and new clients.

 

As a community interest company (not for profit) we would be most grateful for your donations, however modest towards our overheads and running costs.

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FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY.

Please email us for our current available dates and we will respond immediatly with a list of dates we are available.


Our clerks work late into the evening and early mornings and can even find someone last thing Sunday for Monday morning.

This service is for professionals only please.

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Our business is based on providing professional guidance and solutions, which means we receive many questions from clients. Check out a few of our most common inquiries below. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll find it for you. Every question is important to us, so don’t hesitate in reaching out.

We are accredited as being a Disability Confident awardee and treat all clients with care, empathy and respect.

 

Feel free to hit the chat now button for immediate help.

Our clients are surveyed at the end of their case or instruction.

We are currently running at 

100%

of clients surveyed in the last year

are Extremely Satisfied

with the work, we have done for them.

MORE THAN ELEVEN THOUSAND HAPPY CLIENTS

We also have 3292 subscribers to our mailing list and 4559 LinkedIn followers. 

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HOW DO I KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE RIGHT CONSULTING AGENCY FOR ME?

Because we provide services from the broadest range of people at the top of their profession, all who are willing to work on a pro bono - free or after-the-event basis, so you either only cover the disbursements like experts fees and court costs (if you can't gain full fee remission). Our professionals are able to provide initial advice for free. We are a community interest company that is driven by success, not financial reward.

All our recovered fees and costs go to sustain this free service for the vulnerable.

All our experts have or are: -

  • An impeccable reputation

  • Highly experienced

  • Ability to deliver high-quality advice

  • Agile and comfortable in a courtroom setting

  • Fully qualified and licensed to provide Money and Pensions Service advice

HOW ARE YOU FUNDED?

We provide free initial advice and then try and find volunteer lawyers and experts to help the most vulnerable in our society. Over ninety per cent of our funding comes from voluntary subscriptions, memberships and donations. Without this vital income, we could not operate.

We work on many different types of after the event funding, from conditional fee agreements, damages based agreements and a whole lot more.

In litigation cases, if we win, we recover the bulk of our costs from the other side. We also recover our costs from public funds and from insurance policies but our main objective is to provide free advice and support and recovering costs is low down on our priorities.

Your exposure and risk will be our highest priority and we will keep both eyes on the financial side of your matter from day one.

I AM REALLY DESPERATE AND I NEED HELP YESTERDAY

This is a common feature of our work - don't worry! We will help you get things into perspective and if we can help you will quickly feel in control again.

 

Our expert professionals are all used to working under extremes of pressure.

 

Once we start helping you will be provided with a long term strategy and options with up to the minute advice and opinion as your matter develops.

 

We are with you every step of the way.

HOW DO I KNOW I AM GETTING GREAT SERVICE?

As well as our own board of trustees who meet regularly to discuss your case progress, our experts have thier own quality control processes and you can bring your concerns to our attention or thiers by telephone, email or letter and we will respond either the same or the next day. We also provide a fully comprehensive complaint and greivance procedure and your case is fully insured.

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What We Provide Clients With

HELP - ADVICE - OPINION - SOLUTIONS

Dr Alan Blacker & Co CIC. offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues. Based in Manchester, we’ve been operating since 2000, and each year we have a bigger list of clients who keep coming back because they know we’re the best at what we do.

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Our areas of expertise

WHICH IS BY NO MEANS EXHAUSTIVE!

Dr Alan Blacker& Co. solve each client’s issues by providing a comprehensive approach backed by our experienced professionals. Our process fosters collaboration and innovation to ensure we understand clients' core needs and help them thrive. Read our success stories below.

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OUR RANGE OF LEGAL EXPERTISE

WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCESS TO OPINIONS AND ASSISTANCE FROM SOLICITORS, BARRISTERS AND OTHER CHARTERED PROFESSIONALS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS, THIS LIST IS BY NO MEANS EXHAUSTIVE.

Civil Law areas

Actions Against The Police

Commercial disputes and resolution

Contractual Disputes

Defamation

Education law

Employment

Insolvency including Money and Debt Advice

Land & Property Disputes

Disputed Probate and estate disputes

Landlord & Tenant

Licensing

Personal Injury

Professional Conduct

Professional Negligence

Sports & Media

Tax Tribunals

Criminal Law areas

Bribery & Corruption

Business Crime

Confiscation

Drug Offences

Extradition

Firearms

Fraud

Homicide

International Criminal Law

Magistrates court hearings

Military Law

Money Laundering

Motoring law and traffic offences

Prison Law

Sexual Offences

Theft & Dishonesty Offences

Violent Crime

Family law areas

Adoption

Children Private Law

Children Public Law

Civil Partnerships

Domestic Violence

Education law

Female Genital Mutilation

Forced Marriage

Inheritance Act Disputes

International Child Abduction

Judicial Review

Matrimonial Finance

Mediation

TLATA & Cohabitation