Access to legal services

To qualify for legal services you must have been a member of UNISON for at least four weeks before the incidence or occurrence that led you to seek legal assistance. You also need to be up-to-date with your membership subscriptions and must continue to be a UNISON member while your case is ongoing.

A number of our legal services are also available to family members for free or at reduced rates.

Contact us

For employment issues contact your local rep or branch.

For all other services call our helpline for free on 0800 0 857 857.

Criminal law

For criminal law assistance (where you are facing work-related criminal charges) in an emergency outside of our helpline hours (after midnight on weekdays and (6am and midnight Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday), call the UNISON 24-hour criminal helpline free on 0800 587 7530.