I am just writing to you again to update you on just how successful I have been under the guidance of Stephen Burbidge. Against union legal advice, Stephen suggested the option of constructive dismissal. I went for it with a 33% chance of success. I got £10,000 in settlement at the end of the ACAS conciliation period so I did not have to go to court. The full settlement the court would have given me was about £12,800. I liked the fullness of the information that Stephen gave me, together with his ideas on how to negotiate and his clear direction on specific issues – not to mention the alacrity with which he worked. If I had not had his help and guidance, I would not have had the confidence to go for constructive dismissal nor to hold out for £10,000 and would have resigned and left my employment with a bitter taste. As it is, I am relaxed!