UNISON provides its members
with a range of legal services and has entered
into arrangements with Thompsons Solicitors
to give branches access through the UNISONScotland
office to local high quality employment advice.
UNISON's Legal department, with an officer in
Scotland, concentrates on issues which affect
large numbers of members.
matters you MUST contact the branch directly
on 0131 558 7488. For
all other matters, click here.
To qualify for
legal help, members will have to show that they
were a member at least 13 weeks before they
knew they needed legal help and their subscriptions
are up to date (they must continue to pay subscriptions
while the case is going ahead). Special rules
apply to industrial diseases
Acting on solicitor's advice
The National Executive
Council may withdraw legal help if members do
not follow the advice of our solicitors or if
they fail to reply to letters or phone calls
services except Employment Law: Click here
Members who want legal help should contact their
branch, who can refer the matter to the regional
officer or legal department. Members
should not instruct solicitors, as UNISON will
not be liable for any costs you have to pay.
Contact the branch
or see the UK
legal site for
full details and advice on which forms to use.
In difficult cases
the legal department has made special arrangements
for black members. They plan similar consideration
for lesbian and gay members.
0800 0 857 857