Chamber Legal

As a member you have FREE access to FOUR essential business services:

In summary you have unlimited access to five business advice lines and over 600 free business documents plus £1m of excess free insurance.

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Whats included in Chamber Legal:

Advice line

Unlimited access* to experienced legal advisors. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.

The advice lines are here to help you… and not just if you have a serious problem or issue. They can help you with any questions that you may have, whether they be positive or negative. These are the kind of subjects the advisors 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 175 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 & documents
  • Company law
  • Debt recovery
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Online trading
  • Property
  • Suppliers & contracts
  • Business documents
  • Business letters
  • Company documents
  • Company meeting documents
  • Partnership documents
  • Landlord & tenants

Insurance

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

Areas of cover:

Employment Disputes
Representation costs and awards of compensation incurred in defence of a dispute with an employee.

Health & Safety Prosecutions
Costs in defending a health and safety criminal prosecution.

Tax Protection
To deal with a HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) full enquiry.

Criminal Prosecution Defence
To defend legal proceedings in a Court of criminal jurisdiction.

Statutory License Protection
For an appeal or representation to the relevant authority.

Jury Service Allowance
The cost of the insured’s salary or an employee’s salary for any period for which the insured or their employees are obliged to attend Court for jury service.

Property Disputes
Any dispute or legal proceedings, including those relating to the physical possession of the property.

Data Protection
To defend civil proceedings for compensation under Section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998

Personal Injury
Legal proceedings to recover damages for the death of or bodily injury sustained by a director or employee.

Motor Disputes
The pursuit or defence of legal proceedings between an insured and a customer/supplier relating to the hire, purchase, lease, service, repair or test of a motor vehicle; or to recover damages for personal injury sustained by a director or employee in a road traffic accident.

Wrongful Arrest Defence
To defend civil proceedings against the insured in relation to allegations of wrongful arrest or malicious prosecution.

Level of cover:

In the event of a claim, your case will be handled by Qdos Broker & Underwriting Services Ltd with the legal advice and representation being provided, in house, by Qdos Legal Services Ltd. You will be covered up to £100,000 (for any one claim) and £1,000,000 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 Nil 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.

For more information on this service call 0114 201 8888 to talk to a Sheffield Chamber Account Manager. To access this service visit the Information Desk via the Member Centre.

*unlimited access is subject to a fair use policy.

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Service included in:

CHARITY PRIMARY ESSENTIAL GROWTH PREMIUM PARTNER

All services are available in each category, however additional costs will apply.