As a member of TBF we are able to assist you with legal advice fees when a member is in need, hardship or distress.
We request that you contact us in the first instance to clarify that the advice you require help with is covered under your membership. Exceptions to this arrangement include wills, purchase of a property, employment law matters (which we believe are more appropriate to your trades union) and those relating to running a personal business (where we cannot offer help to any working member given the safety-critical nature of our industry).
If agreed, we would then authorise you to find a solicitor suitable to your situation, as most only specialise in certain fields, and make contact with them. TBF is able to help towards the fees associated with the initial advice, such as letter drafting, emails/phone calls, not towards court or representation fees.
Many other organisations offer legal advice schemes, but most do not offer the range of help the TBF does, which is another reason why you should be a member.
How do I apply?
Please get in touch to find out more about how we can assist.