Awan Solicitors Croydon

Awan Solicitors Croydon

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  • Home visits for the elderly and disabled
Benefit overpayment Solicitors Croydon

We can assist and advise you with claims for overpayments and allegations of benefit fraud including Housing Benefits, Council Tax and Department of Works and Pensions Benefits.

How often do we deal with clients who have been asked to attend an interview under caution but were given the impression it was a meeting to clarify discrepancies with benefit payments or miscalculation of benefits?

In fact an interview under caution is the same as being interviewed in a police station under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act [PACE] and can lead to criminal sanctions including imprisonment.

What happens after the interview depends on what the interviewing officer decides. They may do nothing more because they decide that no fraud is committed, give a civil penalty [where there is a mistake but it was not deliberate] or prosecute and take a claimant to the Magistrates` Court or Crown Court depending on the value of the claim or overpayment.

The Local Authority [Council] may decide not to prosecute and offer a formal caution or an Administrative Penalty [ overpayment amount+ 40%] but the DWP cannot offer this option.

In our experience those people who take legal advice before the interview have a better chance of resolving the issues without criminal sanctions which could have far reaching and long term consequences.

Always get advice before you respond to the invitation for an interview under caution.

Take the next step now! Come and talk to us.

We will be able to give you an overview of your case and an indication of the likely costs involved.

To arrange for an appointment, please contact us by telephone or email your details and we will call you back.

Childrens Solicitor & Child Custody Lawyer

We can assist you with reaching an agreement regarding which parent your children will live with and visiting rights for the non-custodial parent in a non-confrontational manner, using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. If we cannot resolve the issues through negotiations then our highly experienced lawyers will attend court with you and fight for your case. 

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Afsheen Khurram

My first experience with family solicitors was very painful but Mr Awan has been a blessing for me. Out of my disappointment from mediation and my previous experience, I contacted Mr Awan. His professional advice, guidance and his valuable services provide me with the best I can get. I’m very pleased with their services and thanked them for everything they have done for me.

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Law Office Address:

Awan Solicitors

Airport House, Purley Way

Croydon, London  CR0 0XZ

Tel: 0208 781 1838

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