When faced with the prospect of bringing employment proceedings, it is important to consider at the outset how you will fund your claim. Legal costs can vary considerably and, in most cases, you will be responsible for paying your own costs, whether or not you are successful.
This is where legal expenses insurance could help you. Legal expenses insurance is generally offered as an optional add-on to credit card, car or home contents insurance policies and is designed to protect you against future expenses relating to legal disputes.
If you do have cover, your insurance company will, depending on the terms of the policy, provide you with the funds to cover the costs of employing B P Collins LLP to act on your behalf in respect of your employment claim.
Do I have legal expenses insurance cover?
The first step is to check the details of your insurance policies to find out whether you are covered. If you are, you will need to establish what you are covered for and how to make a claim against the policy. If you are unsure, contact our expert employment team for further advice and they will make initial enquiries on your behalf.
Right to chose
In the event that you are covered, your insurance company should offer you the right to chose any solicitor of your choice to represent you. At first instance, the insurance company may suggest you use a particular firm of solicitors (with who they have agreed preferential rates) and, in the event that this happens, we suggest that you contact us for advice before agreeing to proceed.
Our employment lawyers provide expert knowledge of the law and are focused on achieving the best possible outcome for your claim. For this reason, and because they know they can trust us, many clients choose to instruct B P Collins LLP over their insurance company’s panel solicitor.
Please contact us directly to discuss legal expenses insurance further or to explore other funding options.
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