Whether it's legal advice or representation, what every company needs is a trusted and widely respected solicitor that knows and understands its business. That's why Towergate Insurance have teamed up with Abbey Legal Protection to launch a new commercial legal protection policy designed specifically for the transport and logistics industry, Towergate Legal+.
Few companies can afford the luxury of an in-house solicitor and many do not have dedicated HR personnel specialising in employment law. With Towergate Legal+ commercial legal protection, you get comprehensive legal cover for your business with the benefits of legal advice and representation without the financial burden.
Towergate Legal+ enables clients to benefit from access to a panel of solicitors that specialise in freight and transportation related issues. The policy is available to new and existing clients and is payable by one annual premium.
Key features and benefits include:
Cover for legal costs and expenses up to £250,000 any one claim. (£1,000,000 any one period of insurance)
Cover (Any one claim) for Criminal Prosecution, Property Disputes, Personal Injury and optional Contract Disputes cover, in European Economic Area (All other sections - UK only)
As well as standard and optional covers, Towergate Legal+ gives clients unlimited free access to:
A 24/7 legal crisis helpline to an expert solicitor in the event of a serious transport accident
A 24/7 Towergate Legal+ legal helpline for specialist UK advice covering Commercial Law, Road Transport Law, Operator Licensing, Freight Law, Employment Law, Health and Safety, Taxation and VAT enquiries
CybHR - the leading online legal information website keeping you abreast of changes in legislation and providing c. 300 precedent legal templates for employment, health & safety and business law
Stress counselling advice line
This product launch comes at a time when businesses are being forced to take more financial responsibility for both their legal and Health and Safety obligations. October 2012 saw a range of legal developments that could leave a significant mark on the transport industry in particular. Developments such as The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) 'Fee for Intervention' and a Supreme Court ruling regarding equal pay, could all leave companies with large legal bills if they don't plan ahead and have the right cover in place.
For more information or to speak to one of our specialist advisers about Towergate Legal+, please call 0344 892 3475.
For full terms and conditions please refer to insurer's policy wording which is available upon request.