Legal services

UNISON provides a very wide range of legal help to union members across the UK. We offer advice and assistance with work issues of course, but we can sometimes also offer legal help for members and their families outside work.


To be eligible for our legal assistance scheme, you must have been a member for at least four weeks prior to the incident that led you to seek that assistance. You must also be up to date with your subscriptions.

Legal help is provided at the discretion of the union's national executive council.

  • UNISON members can get free legal advice and help with work-related issues. Our help covers issues like unfair dismissal, accidents and injuries at work.
  • UNISON members can access free initial legal advice on non-work related issues, along with support for members and their family members for personal injury cases outside work, a free wills service for you and for your partner if you have mirror wills, low-cost conveyancing and help with immigration issues.
  • For work-related issues members should contact their local branch in the first instance. For non work-related issues, help can be accessed via UNISON's legal helpline on 0800 0 857 857.


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