ONE of the UK’s newest trade unions has turned to a Yorkshire-based firm of ethical solicitors to provide itself and its growing membership with legal support.
The Psychotherapy and Counselling Union (PCU), which has already expanded into over 500 members since forming in 2016 and gaining formal `listing` as a Trade Union in October 2018, has retained Truth Legal in Harrogate.
“Our law firm is founded on ethical and honest values and we applaud the union for standing up for its members, drawn from all corners of the profession, at a time of immense challenges for it,” said Truth Legal founder, Andrew Gray.
“Our team of lawyers is united in the belief that that no-one should be discriminated against, and that access to justice should be readily available – and we will work alongside the PCU to ensure this happens.
“The PCU in instrumental in championing the role of therapists and the protecting future of therapy. It’s a profession which demands high level of skills and whose work is valued and held in the highest regard by our communities.
“I’ve heard stories first-hand about trainee counsellors and psychotherapists not being paid for the work that they do to qualify – in breach of minimum wage requirements.
“Another scenario which is equally unacceptable is how qualified counsellors working with clients with complex health needs, such as those in prison, are being replaced by unqualified, unpaid counsellors.
“We will use our legal expertise to support the PCU in its determination to overturn the systems which allow such behaviours to exist.”
Under the link-up, Truth Legal will offer the PCU and its elected representatives with legal assistance at cost price.
PCU members will benefit from preferential “No Win No Fee” agreements in claims relating to personal injury, clinical negligence and professional negligence; as well as in employment law cases.
Truth Legal is also extending its legal support services to families of PCU members at favourable rates.
The partnership marks another step forward in Truth Legal’s growing specialism working with trade unions.
This press release has been featured online as follows:
Complete the callback request form and have one of our expert solicitors call you back about your case.
Alternatively, call us today on 01423 788 538.
Request a callback
We aim to call you back the same day.
"*" indicates required fields
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Facebook sets this cookie to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting the website.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
1 year 1 month 4 days
Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.
Google Analytics sets this cookie for user behaviour tracking.n
Google Tag Manager sets the cookie to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.