UNISON provides its members with a range of legal services and has
entered into arrangements with Thompsons Solicitors to give branches
access through the UNISONScotland office to local high quality
employment advice. UNISON's Legal department, with an officer in
Scotland, concentrates on issues which affect large numbers of members.
For employment matters you MUST contact your branch directly
(see contacts page for
all other matters, click here.
To qualify for legal help, members will have to show that they
were a member at least 4 weeks before they knew they needed legal
help their subscriptions are up to date (they must continue to
pay subscriptions while the case is going ahead). Special rules
apply to industrial diseases
Acting on solicitor's advice
The National Executive Council may withdraw legal help if members
do not follow the advice of our solicitors or if they fail to
reply to letters or phone calls from them.
except Employment Law: Click here
Employment Law: Members who want legal help should contact
their branch, who can refer the matter to the regional officer
or legal department. Members or branches should not instruct
solicitors, as UNISON will not be liable for any costs you have
Contact your branch or see the UK
legal site for full details and advice on which forms
to use.In difficult cases the legal department has made special
arrangements for black members. They plan similar consideration
for lesbian and gay members.
Call the UNISON Law Line on
0800 80 12 99
(You will need proof of membership)
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