Dear all, Please can someone help me? Long story but following problems at work I have ended up almost agreeing to a compromise agreement. My union official has been 'ok' but not brilliant. I've had to do much of the work myself and hasn't really been proactive in getting the agreement finalised (goes days without returning calls & emails). My school governors who are a 'tricky bunch' have come up with an agreement which my union official had agreed to. Something about the agreement didn't sound right and I thought it prudent to contact a well respected local law firm (through a friend who is a lawyer (not employment but was worried by the agreement as well) who looked at it) and ask for a second opinion (and pay for it out of my own pocket) just to be sure. The employment lawyers were horrified that I was being advised to sign the agreement as it gave me virtually no protection. I agreed to pay them (not a huge sum to be fair) to re-draft the agreement to make it more water-tight. My union official has now gone utterly ballistic saying that I'm to withdraw the lawyers advice or he can no longer represent me. He won't even listen to the concerns raised by the law firm saying that I've 'scuppered' the deal. I'm in the position thinking who do I trust the lawyers or the Union? God, what a muddle!