Legal Helpline

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Specialist legal helpline for small businesses

Legal Helpline


Receive unlimited access to our business legal helpline from Markel, keeping you protected around the clock.

With the law changing constantly, it’s not worth putting your business at risk. Our comprehensive legal support helpline, provided by our insurance partner, Markel, ensures you have the right advice when you need it most.


Markel can support your business with commercial advice, employment advice and support around health & safety. The right legal advice can help you smoothly navigate your business’s everyday legal issues.



Commercial Advice

There are many areas within a business which, if not handled correctly, can take a substantial amount of resources to resolve. The legal advisers will be at hand to provide you with details of the relevant and current legislation on:


  • Intellectual property
  • Small claims court procedures
  • Business tenancies
  • Debt recovery
  • Dealing with complaint letters (asserting rights)
  • Dealing with statutory demands


Health & Safety Advice

All businesses are legally required to undertake a full health and safety risk assessment of their premises and business procedures. In the event of accidents, businesses could be involved in a civil claim for compensation and there could also be criminal prosecutions. With our support, you can minimise risk by receiving advice on:


  • Undertaking health and safety assessments
  • Correct procedures in the workplace
  • Understanding new legislation


Employment Advice

Employment legislation can be a minefield and an incorrect decision could put your business into turmoil. Our advice line can help you ensure your business remains compliant and proper, fair procedures are followed. You can receive advice on matters including:


  • Recruitment
  • Discrimination
  • Appraisal and disciplinary procedures