More legal services

In addition to expert legal cover for personal injuries including accidents at and away from work, serious injuries such as brain and spinal injuries, road traffic accidents, clinical negligence and industrial diseases, Unite members also benefit from the following legal services:

Employment law

As a Unite member, you are entitled to expert legal advice and representation for any issues you face at work.

From unfair dismissal to disputes around pay and working hours, Unite Legal Services can provide assistance and employment tribunal representation.

Click here to read more about the legal cover you get for employment matters and access contact details for your local Unite regional office.


Claims against the police

If you have been injured or subject to negligence at the hands of the police, Unite Legal Services’ specialist solicitors can help you to make a complaint and claim compensation.

Members can seek advice and representation in respect of claims for wrongful arrest, injury caused by the use of excessive force, violation of legal rights and misuse of stop and search procedures.

If you are a member and wish to receive advice about a potential claim against the police call 0151 225 0197.


Probate and estate administration

Unite Legal Services’ expert solicitors can help you to handle the complex legal issues surrounding probate and estate administration following the death of a loved one.

Our solicitors are experienced in gathering and distributing funds to beneficiaries in a professional and compassionate manner, allowing time for you and your family to deal with the emotional impact following a death.

As a Unite member, the cost of administrating your estate when you pass is fixed – your family will not have to pay a substantial bill to release your assets. The Unite Probate Scheme ensures that probate costs are capped for members at £975 or 0.75% of the value of the estate, plus VAT and disbursements, whichever is of greater value*. And if you use this service you will also be entitled to an additional £250 of funeral benefit.

Members will automatically receive a 33% discount of the cost of creating a Lasting Power of Attorney.

To find out more contact 0800 587 7524.

*The fixed fee costs may rise in line with inflation.


Financial mis-selling

You could be entitled to compensation if you have had a loan, car finance, credit card or mortgage and have been mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI).

To find out more contact the Unite financial mis-selling line on 0800 009 3038 or email ppirefunds@unitetheunion.org.


Conveyancing

As a member of Unite, you can take advantage of Unite Legal Services’ reduced costs for your conveyancing matters.

Contact 0800 587 7524 for more information.


Will writing and powers of attorney

Writing a will is the only way to guarantee that your estate is administered and divided in accordance with your wishes – so it’s important you take the time now to make a will.

Unite Legal Services’ free and simple will writing service can help you prepare for the future and reduce the stress for loved ones after a death. Our expert solicitors will guide you through the will writing process, explaining the stages clearly to you.

We also have expertise in dealing with enduring powers of attorney and controllership orders.

Contact your local Unite office for more information. Click here to access the contact details for your local Unite regional office.