How to instruct an employment law solicitor through your insurance policy
Legal expenses cover on insurance policies could be the key to funding your employment dispute.
Many of you may not be aware of the benefits of having the optional extra cover for legal expenses on your household insurance policies.
Legal expenses insurance (also known as Legal Protection insurance) can protect you and provide you with the funds to cover the costs of employing a solicitor to act on your behalf.
You could be in a dispute with your employer concerning unfair or wrongful dismissal; discrimination; redundancy; pensions; equal pay; harassment or victimisation? Your home insurance policy could provide the answer to all your worries about adequate representation and advice.
Legal expenses cover is usually sold as an add-on to household insurance policies and covers the consequences of events that have not yet occurred eg employment disputes.
Do I have legal expenses insurance cover?
We advise everyone to check the details of their insurance policies and find out exactly what you are covered for and how you go about making a claim or legal enquiry. Alternatively complete the attached form and return it to us and we will make the necessary enquiries for you.
Your insurance company will probably require that you initiate the enquiry through them in the first instance, eg by ringing their legal helpline and taking their advice. If it becomes necessary to lodge a claim you have the right to select an independent solicitor of your choice to act on your behalf rather than a solicitor from the insurance company's own panel, if you so wish.
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