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Businesses are complex.  There are many aspects to running a business that need to be carefully considered and addressed in order to ensure that it is compliant, productive and profitable.  The Legal & Business checklists available to you as a Chamber member are designed to help guide you through these complexities by identifying the factors you need to consider and procedures you should follow in order to address those important matters appropriately.

As a Chamber member you have free access to our essential and comprehensive Chamber Legal service.

The Chamber’s Legal service is one part of unlimited access to five business advice lines and over 600 free business documents, plus £1m of excess free insurance – all included in your membership.

The Chamber Legal service includes:

Advice line - unlimited access* to experienced HR advisers and available 24/7, 365 days a year. The advice lines are here to help, and not just if you have a serious problem or issue. They can help with any questions you may have, whether positive or negative. These are the kind of subjects the advisers can help with:

  • Legal disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Commercial law
  • Employment law
  • Company law
  • Directors disputes
  • Data protection
  • Tax and VAT issues
  • Insolvency
  • HMRC investigations
  • Collecting debts
  • Small claims court procedures
  • Landlord or tenant issues

Website - over 200 free downloadable legal documents for a business. One of the main features of the website is the comprehensive document library, which includes documents such as:

  • Checklists and documents
  • Company law
  • Debt recovery
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Online trading
  • Property
  • Suppliers and contracts
  • Business documents
  • Business letters
  • Company documents
  • Company meeting documents
  • Partnership documents
  • Landlord and tenants

Insurance - the policy provides cover for a wide range of legal disputes that may affect members. The policy provides cover for a member’s business in matters including employment disputes, tax investigations and property disputes, as well as cover for the member’s employees in personal injury claims and motor disputes.

  • Areas of cover include:
  • Employment disputes
  • Health and Safety prosecutions
  • Tax protection
  • Criminal prosecution defence
  • Statutory license protection
  • Jury service allowance
  • Property disputes
  • Data protection
  • Personal injury
  • Motor disputes
  • Wrongful arrest defence

Level of cover - in the event of a claim, your case will be handled by Quest Broker & Underwriting Services with the legal advice and representation being provided, in house, by Quest Legal Services. You will be covered up to £100,000 (for any one claim) and £1m aggregate limit (all claims notified in any one period of insurance). Jury service is subject to a maximum limit of £100 per day, £1,000 per claim. There is no excess applicable to the policy.

Additional terms and conditions apply. A copy of the full policy wording and key facts document are available from the Chamber.

*unlimited access is subject to a fair use policy.

For more information and to utilise this service, please contact the Chamber's membership team on 0333 320 0333 - option 1 or email membership@emc-dnl.co.uk for more information.

 

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