Court Representation

Here at ATASS, we realise that being involved in court proceedings or Tribunal matters can be very daunting, therefore with the assistance of our In-House Solicitor who has been involved in Court proceedings, both Magistrates Court and County Court for the nearly 15 years, we are able to offer such a service. From sitting down and discussing the situation with you the client, all the way through to providing representation for you when appearing in court.

From appearing in Court for breaking the law, DUI’s & other small claims. We can offer an in-depth advice on Employment Tribunals, including situations such as Unfair dismissal, harassment and any other areas where you may need support.

An Employment Tribunal is like a court but it is not as formal; for example, nobody wears a wig or gown. However, like a court it must act independently and cannot give legal advice. Almost all hearings are open to the public.

The Employment Tribunals are independent judicial bodies who determine disputes between employers and employees over employment rights. Our website provides information about the tribunal’s procedures and gives guidance on how you make or respond to a claim. We also offer advice on Employment Appeal Tribunal Guidance.

We can also help direct you to information regarding your rights and self representation in court, for example there is the HM Courts & Tribunals Service:

HM Courts & Tribunals Service was created on 1 April 2011. It brings together HM Courts Service & Tribunals Service into one integrated agency providing support for the administration of justice in courts and tribunals.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service is an agency of the Ministry of Justice. It uniquely operates as a partnership between the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior President of Tribunals as set out in our Framework Document.

The agency is responsible for the administration of the criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales and non-devolved tribunals in Scotland and Northern Ireland. It provides for a fair, efficient and effective justice system delivered by an independent judiciary.

There is also the possibility of providing you with a McKenzie friend,

What Does a Mckenzie Friend do?
A Mckenzie Friend is not legally qualified but they are able to offer lay advice and support you before and during any Court hearings. If your case does need to go to Court, you will be a Litigant In Person and you will need to be able to present your case in the Courtroom. Your Mckenzie Friend is able to sit with you in the Court and offer advice and support as well as taking notes. Occasionally some Judges may allow your Mckenzie Friend to present your case and speak for you.

What we at ATASS can Offer:
There are a number of practical issues that we can assist with. These include:

  • Preparing for Mediation
  • Understanding the Court Processes and the options available to you
  • What forms you’ll need and when
  • Suggesting and advising on potential outcomes
  • Assistance with preparing statements and other material
  • Advice on how to manage your relationship with the Court, CAFCASS and other organisations
  • Being with you in the Courtroom

Never underestimate the benefits of just talking through your situation with somebody who has experienced the situation and processes before and has spent many an hour within a court room discussing details with the judge, and opposing council!