We provide expert advice when you need it

Bectu is uniquely placed to assist with problems at work. In most areas we know the organisation you work for and the terms and conditions that apply to employees.

Advising and supporting members at work is a fundamental part of what we do.

Our workplace knowledge, combined with our legal expertise, provides you with an invaluable service ranging from initial advice through to legal representation at court.

If you are not a trade union member, the costs for such support and advice could be high. Most of our members pay less than £15 per month – less than the price of a round of drinks – and are safe in the knowledge that through various points in their career, they have access to a wealth of advice from trained professionals.

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Member benefits

Bectu‘s legal services

As well as work-related advice and support, your Bectu membership gives you access to a high-quality, responsive and effective range of non-work related legal services.

Our legal advice scheme covers:

  • LegalLine: 24-hour telephone hotline giving free initial legal advice on any non-employment legal issues
  • Personal injury: where an accident or illness is due to the negligence of the employer or a third party
  • Clinical negligence
  • Criminal injuries compensation
  • Regulatory and criminal: criminal offences arising in the workplace and in the course of official duties
  • Welfare benefits
  • Plus discounted services on conveyancing and property, matrimonial, family and childcare, probate and later life.

Will writing

Bectu’s solicitors will provide a straightforward will at no charge for members and their partners.

A straightforward will is defined as one where personal assets (as opposed to business) are left to a spouse, partner, children, relative or friend.

Members can phone the solicitors on 0800 587 1278 or complete our online form to start the will application. Please note you will need your  membership number and branch name in order to complete this application form.

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