Running a business can be time-intensive and if a legal problem arises unexpectedly, it can be difficult to find the right advice at the right price and at the right time.
As a British Marine member you are entitled to free legal support from our specialist team at BusinessCare. This includes a free 24-hour helpline and a comprehensive range of customisable legal documents, contracts and letter templates.
Unlimited 24-hour access to a legal helpline
Whatever the issue, you are only a telephone call away from a member of the BusinessCare legal team, who can offer practical advice and support to help you deal with the issue. The telephone service covers general business advice, employment, health & safety, tax and VAT and much more.
Comprehensive law guide
In addition to the helpline, the comprehensive jargon-free online law guide will help you get to grips with the law and understand your legal rights and obligations.
Create legal documents
You'll also get access to a sophisticated user-friendly online documentation system, which enables you to create all the legal documents you will need - quickly and simply. From employment agreements to health and safety compliance review and policy creation, you can ensure you are fully compliant with the law. Documents are created online using an intuitive system which 'interviews' you and automatically tailors the document for your circumstances.
Legal document review
For extra peace of mind, all of the legal documents you create on the website can be sent via the system to the BusinessCare legal team to check and amend if necessary. All for free!
Stay up to date with changes in legislation
Sign up to monthly business bulletins by email, which cut through the legal jargon to provide a practical, easy to understand summary of the changes that might affect you.
Online legal health check
Assess your legal needs, identify risks and also how BusinessCare can help to protect your business interests.
Helping to save you £100s on legal fees
BusinessCare is a service provided as part of your British Marine membership at no extra cost. We want to make law easy and accessible for you. You can create as many documents as you need to and can call for legal advice as many times as you need to with any legal query in relation to your business. It’s all included in your membership.
The providers of BusinessCare are Epoq Legal Ltd; an SRA regulated law firm. This is an important distinction between BusinessCare and other online legal services, which may not be SRA regulated.
All of the legal clauses in all of the documents have been drawn up by highly experienced lawyers and solicitors. When documents are submitted online for legal review, those reviews are carried out by experienced lawyers, with 20 years or more experience.
BusinessCare is designed to support your business at every point as it grows and includes documents, guides and advice covering the following needs:
If you have a query about any aspect in relation to your business, you can call the legal advice line at any time and speak to a lawyer who will give you jargon-free practical legal advice.
Some of the most popular reasons people call for advice include:
BusinessCare offers you a joined-up service, with the same lawyers staffing the legal helpline in office hours that review the legal documents, so you can call for advice on the documents you are using on the service if you need to.
“But I wanted an expert to draft a legal document for me - not use a DIY tool. I have no legal knowledge or time to do it myself.”
When legal queries arise, many people avoid seeking specialist legal advice due to the fear of large bills. BusinessCare can save you thousands of pounds on legal fees, and enable you to produce high quality legal documents whilst ensuring you are fully compliant with the law. Using a solicitor or other professionals can prove expensive as the following examples show:
Legal documents and average cost:
Total saving: £5,102 ex VAT
The comparable cost for legal advice
The cost for comparison for an hour of BusinessCare legal advice, which is unlimited and free to British Marine members is £190. This compares to an average hourly rate of solicitors of between £120 - £300 + VAT an hour. For further information click here.
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