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Whistleblower calls for more affordable legal advice

Recipient of record payout faced six-figure legal bill

A whistleblower who received a record payout at an employment tribunal wants legal advice to be available at an affordable price.

Rob Sutton has been giving evidence to a Tynwald committee looking at the Island's laws to protect those who expose illegal or unethical practice at a company.

Mr Sutton received almost £700,000 in compensation after losing his job at Creechurch Capital having raised concerns about the firm with the Financial Services Authority.

With a legal bill of £100,000, he's keen to see others in his position given more accessible support:

Mr Sutton admitted he found it hard to find work during the proceedings and expects being labelled a whistleblower could continue to harm his future prospects:

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