Legal advice on historical shortfall scheme offers
Benefit from expert legal advice over your Historical Short Scheme offer with no financial risk to you. The Post Office will meet your reasonable legal fees in seeking advice. There is absolutely no cost to you.
Expert legal assessments of offers
The Historical Shortfall Scheme was set up to compensate people affected but not convicted of crime by the Post Office.
If you were one of more than 2,400 applicants to the Historical Shortfall Scheme, we can help you secure the damages you deserve.
In some cases damages are being offered – and accepted – in the absence of expert legal advice being provided to those affected.
It means offers are not being reviewed and challenged and may not be reflective of the true impact on victims.
Is the offer made to you fair?
Our team is able to review compensation offers made through the scheme.
We will assess the evidence and provide advice as to whether we think the offer is a fair amount to accept.
If we consider there are Heads of Claim that have not been pursued, such as the psychological impact of being dismissed, or for having previously paid amounts to the Post Office to cover alleged shortfalls, then we will provide expertise in how to seek a higher level of damages to ensure the offer is acceptable in all circumstances.
If you have applied to the Historical Shortfall Scheme for damages and want independent advice on any offer made, call our team today or email [email protected]
Ensuring you get the Post Office Horizon compensation you deserve
How we can represent you
Explained in five easy steps
Free initial Advice
Call us, request a call back, or complete our online form and one of our team will assess whether we feel able to represent you.
Apply for funding
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim and let you know if Legal Aid is available.
We will obtain relevant disclosure from the Coroner and any other relevant sources.
Inquest Attendance & Submissions
We will make submissions to the Coroner/Chair with our views on the appropriate conclusions based on evidence revealed.
Verdict / Findings
We will help you to understand that Coroner’s verdict and advise you on any possible further legal steps to assist you.
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