Update on UNISON’s legal assistance


Posted in Branch news

Access to UNISON’s legal assistance has reverted to the UNISONdirect service

UNISON is pleased to announce that access to the union’s legal assistance has reverted to the UNISONdirect service.

At the start of the pandemic, in March 2020, the union adapted its processes and a new dedicated legal helpline was set up.

This number is now no longer needed and access to UNISON’s legal help can be obtained through UNISONdirect on 0800 0 857 857.  

Please note this does not relate to employment law matters. As always, issues related to members’ work and employment law assistance should continue to be directed in the first instance to branches and, as appropriate, the regions.

However for all other legal queries, members should call  UNISONdirect on 0800 0 857 857 and have their membership number to hand. These include:

  • seeking personal injury advice following a work or non work accident/injury suffered by them, or a non work related accident suffered by their families;
  • obtaining criminal law advice in relation to members’ defending work related criminal allegations
  • accessing our initial free legal advice scheme
  • or accessing our wills and conveyancing schemes

It is important to note our legal assistance scheme is subject to terms and conditions. Further information can be found here.