This third book in the authoritative BACP Legal Resources for Counsellors and Psychotherapists series provides a user-friendly guide to the law for all those practicing and training in the counseling profession.

Barbara Mitchels and Tim Bond make legal issues relevant and bring them alive for the practitioner. Packed with practical examples, this book covers essential areas of law for practitioners including

Professional ethics and standards; Negligence; Contracts and premises; Employment and insurance; Dealing with legal claims; Professional diligence

Other features include a glossary, tables and flowcharts, as well as a comprehensive index of resources and organizations for additional information and guidance. This readable book helps practice managers, counselors and psychotherapists to recognize, understand and address legal issues that may arise in their practice, and assists them in finding any additional resources they may need.

Demystifying the law, this book is an authoritative guide for therapists, including those working in private practice, as well as being important reading for all those studying counseling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology.

Dealing with Legal Claims and Going to Court

Dealing with legal claims and going to court

I don't understand the difference between criminal and civil trials. The law all seems so foreign to me.

I am only owed a small amount, but is it worth taking to court?

How do I make a civil claim for a debt? I have no idea where to go or what to do!

What if I don't agree with the order made by the court?

Do I have to produce my notes when a solicitor writes and asks for them?

My client is a witness for the prosecution in a criminal trial next month. The defence have warned me that they might want me to go to court. They know about her past, and I ...

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