Welcome

Welcome to the Cotgrave Advice Centre website

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Latest News :-

New Consumer Contracts Laws

The perils of DIY Wills and Probate

Press Release Jan 14 30 Years Of Caring

Annual Report 2013-2014 General Publication

Cotgrave Advice Centre celebrated our 30 year anniversary

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We provide advice on:

Benefits

Benefits are changing for most people at the moment. If you are worried regarding claiming ESA, PIP, Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit we can help you. We also have software that enables us to check that you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to and to predict the changes to benefits that would happen if your circumstances were to change; come in and see us, our services are entirely free.

Help is also available from these websites:

Consumer

Know your rights, if  you are not happy with something you have purchased we can help you negotiate with the supplier; drop in to see us, our services are entirely free.

Help is also available from these websites:

Debt

Debt problems that are ignored just get worse. The first thing to do is make a financial statement showing all your income, outgoings and debts (we will help you do this). Once you have done this we can help you to manage your money and negotiate with creditors on your behalf. Unlike commercial debt advisers, we are independent and all our services are entirely free.

Help is also available from these websites:

Employment

Employment law continues to change and expand with the introduction every year of new legislation and judgements that introduce new rights that affect the way that preexisting rights operate. Recognising the many changes in employment law, Cotgrave Advice Centre are in a position to offer up comprehensive specialist employment advice in all areas of employment;

  1. Employment Law System
  2. The Categories of a Worker
  3. Starting Work and the Employment Contract
  4. Rights to Pay and Conditions
  5. Union and Collective Organisations
  6. Discrimination
  7. Sick Pay and Sickness Absence
  8. Leave for Working Parents
  9. Industrial Action
  10. Dismissal
  11. Redundancy
  12. Business Transfers and Contracting out

Cotgrave Advice Centre as well as having in depth and comprehensive employment expertise can also access Professional Legal Employment Advice via our visiting Solicitors (see below).

Help is also available from these websites::

Family

Family issues are always very worrying and distressing and you may need to speak to our solicitor. However, first drop in and see us and we will see what we can do to help,  our services are entirely free.

Help is also available from these websites:

Housing

We are able to mediate for you with housing issues and can help you claim the relevant housing benefits; come in and see us, our services are entirely free.

Rushcliffe also send a housing expert to the Cotgrave Police Station on Wednesday mornings.

Help is also available from these websites:

Legal

Appointments with our solicitor are for half an hour. Advice given at the advice centre is free.  However, if you decide you need the solicitors to act for you will need to pay for their services.

Before we book you an appointment with our solicitor please drop in and see us so that we can do what is needed, in advance, to make your appointment fruitful.

In circumstances where mediation is suitable, our solicitors also offer a mediation service as an alternative means of settling disputes (without having to go to Court). For people on low incomes they would offer this on a pro bono (free) basis.

These solicitors support our Advice Centre, their website is:

Also here are some useful, related web links and places where you can download court forms that you may need:

Tax

We have an income tax specialist. However, he only comes when needed and an appointment is therefore required. Please drop in so that we can make the appointment and prepare your paperwork etc for his visit, our services are entirely free.

Help is also available from this website: