Members of Unite are entitled to free legal advice. Representation services cover a range of issues, both inside and outside the workplace. We can help with personal injury claims, employment matters, wills, conveyancing and many other legal issues. 

 

Eastbourne Centre

Unite offers multimedia conference facilities accommodating up to 150 delegates at the Unite centre in Eastbourne. With the very best computer-controlled audio-visual systems, a full-size cinema screen and internet access, it offers an ideal venue for residential training sessions, seminars and conferences. As well as the main conference hall, the centre has four seminar rooms, and delegates can enjoy an overnight stay in the centre's hotel, all situated on the attractive East Sussex seafront.

The centre in Eastbourne offers superb holiday accommodation at attractive rates exclusively to Unite members, their families and friends. Eastbourne boasts picturesque cliff walks and safe beaches, and has one of the best sunshine records in Britain. It's easy to get to by rail or car. The hotel has 130 well-furnished rooms, bars, a games' room, library and restaurant, and is close to many local attractions including an open-air theatre, health club and many indoor and outdoor children's attractions. Find out more on Unite's Eastbourne Centre.


The 24-hour legal helpline service

As a union member, you can obtain free initial advice on any non-work-related legal matter by telephoning our 24-hour helpline on 0800 709 007.
 
Our network of advisers offer confidential advice on criminal law, family law, consumer law, property and land law, wills and trusts, nuisance and trespass and a host of other legal issues.
 
Please have your membership number ready to quote when you call.


 

Personal injury claims

We work with a panel of specialist personal injury law firms to provide free legal assistance to any union member who wants to bring a personal injury claim against an employer or third party.
 
This assistance covers:
  • accidents at work
  • occupational diseases
  • occupational deafness
  • road traffic or street accidents
You and your immediate family are covered for any accidents you may have on the road or pavement, either as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian.
 
The union's solicitors recover more than £45 million in compensation each year. Claims are conducted free of charge and at no financial risk to you, subject to the conditions of the union's Legal Aid. If your claim succeeds, you will receive the full amount of damages without any deductions.
 


Unite members and their families shouldn't settle for less

Did you know that if you have an accident you are entitled to independent legal advice?
As a Unite member you can obtain this legal advice free from the union. Any member of your family can have this benefit too. You may be entitled to compensation, Unite has found that claimants who do not get independent legal representation and instead deal direct with insurance companies sometimes get less than their injury deserves or may get nothing at all. Union legal support Last year, Unite won over £125 million in compensation for members who had been injured or become ill as a result of work, who had been discriminated against, or unfairly dismissed.

As a member of Unite, not only do you get a high standard of legal representation, but the union does not takes a percentage of your claim. This means that the union is better than "no win - no fee solicitors", we are "no fee - whether you win or lose". And what is more we carefully select our lawyers and only use experts in their fields.

Advice and assistance from the outset Approach Unite for help straightaway - there may be time limits for your claim. Generally for an injury you have three years to start proceedings, but the sooner you have an independent qualified solicitor looking after your interests, the better. But remember in many employment cases, the time limit can be as short as three months.

Free legal help on non-work matters
When you join Unite, we're not just a friend at work, but at home too.As a member, you are entitled to free legal advice on any non-work related matter, anytime, by ringing our 24-hour LegalLine. This valuable benefit could put your mind at rest on matters such as motoring offences, consumer complaints or property disputes.

How to contact us
You can obtain free initial advice on any non-work-related legal matter by telephoning our 24-hour helpline on0800 709 007.

Our network of advisers offer confidential advice on criminal law, family law, consumer law, property and land law, wills and trusts, nuisance and trespass and a host of other legal issues.