A parish priest was criminally charged with theft and false accounting and was suspended from his church. He contacted the DAS Legal Advice Line to discuss the situation.
The advisor informed him that he could make a claim for legal defence under the church insurance policy. A solicitor was then appointed to fight his case during a police investigation which took three years to complete.
Following legal representations from his solicitor, the high bailiff found the reverend not guilty on all charges. He was subsequently acquitted of all charges and allowed to return to his role.
DAS paid for all of the agreed legal costs.