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Protective award queries

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  • lulu650
    lulu650 Posts: 1,158 Forumite
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    Eva, what's the point of cutting and pasting my previous answer?
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  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,814 Forumite
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    lulu650 wrote: »
    Eva, what's the point of cutting and pasting my previous answer?

    There was a short lived poster doing this very same thing a few months ago
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  • Francesca89
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    Hi,

    Can anyone advise what the best route is to achieve the Protective Award Claim? Is it better to claim on your own or use a solicitor. Concerned that there may be hidden charges that crop up at the end.

    Any advice welcome!
  • Cheryl66
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    Hi, i just wondered how you got on in your claim I'm in very similar position and about to embark on the same journey after being made redundant friday with no consultation or anything there is approx 43 people across the country that had this done.

    Did you get a solicitor on board?
  • Stwinners123
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    Hi, 
    We have been to court and have been granted the protective award claim. As the company we worked for went into administration does anyone know the next step to claim it back from the government please? 
  • Reggie01
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    DebJM said:
    Hi All,

    I was glad to find these posts as the company I work for went into administration on Monday and we have all been made redundant without notice. Some of the workforce are union members and their claim will be handled by the union but a number of us are non union members so I am interested in finding out how to make a claim for us all.

    We have been approached by two solicitors so far who want to submit a claim for us but with a 30% no win no fee, I am reluctant, especially if we can make a claim ourselves.

    The solicitors are making out it is a complicated process and we will need representation but am I correct in saying that you have done this yourselves?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Debs
    If you can be bothered following the procedure and filling all the forms in then it is certainly something you can do yourself. I have just recently received the judgement (in our favour). If some people are being represented by the union then the court will lump your claim in with their claim and the union would 'represent' you by default... You would just be paying the solicitors to fill forms in etc. They would have no reason to attend. I was quoted £500, but did it myself.
  • Reggie01
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    The union when it wins will get the award for all it's employees.
    As I said I only represented myself but when I mentioned this fact the judge I dealt with ensured the award was made to all eligible employees.
    You do not need any help as it will be a cut and dried award.
    The administrator has no defence to the claim if they have not consulted.
    They have definitely changed this. You need to fill all the forms in etc. Otherwise you won't get anything. They will however lump all claims together.
    Edit: you are correct that all eligible employees that filled the forms in etc. should get the same outcome, but the claims should be lumped together before the hearing.
  • Reggie01
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    CLZB said:
    Hi
    Did your hearing happen in July as expected? If so I hope you got the result you were looking for.
    I read with interest your post, I’m in a similar position and have also found that the service and advice provided by ACAS is hit and miss at best.
    The internet is devoid of any information on the matter too.
    I’m pursuing a case myself with the ET and would greatly appreciate the benefit if your experience any advice you can give.
    Thanks
    Hearing happened in January 2020. Where are you up to and how can I help?
  • Reggie01
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    Hi,

    Can anyone advise what the best route is to achieve the Protective Award Claim? Is it better to claim on your own or use a solicitor. Concerned that there may be hidden charges that crop up at the end.

    Any advice welcome!
    This really depends on what appetite you have to fill in all the forms all follow all the procedures. Whoever attends also 'represents' you by default so worth bearing that in mind...
  • Reggie01
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    Hi, 
    We have been to court and have been granted the protective award claim. As the company we worked for went into administration does anyone know the next step to claim it back from the government please? 
    I am at a similar position. A few ex colleageues phoned the insolvency service and apparently you need to email a copy of the emoloyment tribunal judgement to redundancypaymentsonline  at insolvency dot gov dot uk stating your LN number. They will then work out what is owed etc.
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