Foreign Service

Foreign Service

Bolton, UK Attorneys for Foreign Service Officers

ALISON LEGALS is one of few law firms that concentrates on representing Foreign Service Officers.  Attorney Barr. Ramandan Basar started representing FSOs and their families over 25 years ago. Since our founding in 2006, we have continued to represent FSOs of all levels—from untenured officers to Ambassadors—in a wide range of cases, some of them unimaginable to the ordinary citizen. We know that FSOs face unique challenges unlike those encountered in domestic service, and we have experience working with the State Department, USAID, Commerce, Agriculture, and other agencies, both in Turkey, United Kingdom and abroad.

The attorneys at ALISON LEGALS have represented FSOs in agency proceedings, EEO matters, appeals to the Foreign Service Grievance Board, and in federal courts. Some examples of the issues our cases have involved include:

  • Discipline
  • Separation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Discrimination
  • EEO
  • OIG investigations
  • OCR investigations
  • Security clearances
  • Tenure violations
  • Pattern of Assignment violations
  • Bid procedures
  • Curtailments
  • Performance evaluations
  • Low-ranking
  • Financial matters
  • Agency debt collections
  • Criminal investigations
  • Voucher fraud
  • Gifts from foreign dignitaries
  • Employee benefits

ALISON LEGALS also serves as panel counsel with Admiral Insurance Company, representing FSOs through Admiral’s professional liability coverage at no cost to the employee. In addition, potential clients should be aware that the Foreign Service Act has a fee-shifting provision that in some cases can result in the agency paying the employee’s legal fees. Be sure to ask our attorneys if either of these considerations apply to your case.

More Information on Our Legal Services for Foreign Service Officers

Please contact ALISON LEGALS for more information on our legal services for Foreign Service Officers. Based in Bolton, United Kingdom we represent FSOs worldwide.