Allianz Legal Services

 
Businesses that are going through a large scale restructure, or a high profile legal battle, for example, may need specialist legal help. We can help ensure the correct procedures are followed and any unwanted media attention is avoided.
Designed for customers that have legal expenses cover in place*, Allianz Legal Services provides free legal and tax advice, as well as a range of free and discounted legal services – supporting policyholders throughout their business’ journey.

Most small businesses don’t have the in-house legal expertise to deal with today’s challenges. By providing our policyholders with free legal advice, we can help them to operate in accordance with the law while saving them time and money.

Using a solicitor or other specialist to help prepare employment contracts, health and safety policies and other legal documentation is expensive. This table shows what our research of legal document costs found businesses could be spending, and therefore saving by taking advantage of Allianz Legal Services:


(Research conducted between April 2018 and December 2019 by Epoq Legal Ltd. Cost savings calculated by mystery shopping law firms in eight major UK regions, for comparable documents to those offered on the Allianz Legal Online (powered by Epoq) website. Costs shown exclude VAT. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £5.)

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Item Solicitor Fee

Settlement agreement

Directors service agreement

Consultancy agreement 

Employee handbook

Employment agreement

Employment statement

Non-disclosure agreement

Partnership agreement

Stakeholder agreement

£715

£610
 

£565

£985

£490

£230

£250

£580

£680

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Total cost:
£5,105
Designed to remove the legal worry of running a business, helping Allianz customers to be compliant and avoid costly legal fees, such as employment tribunals and health and safety fines. It provides:
Over 140 legal templates
Customers can save time and money in preparing complex, legally binding contracts and policies by quickly creating them online at a time that suits them
Safe storage of legal contracts
Legal contracts and policies can be safely stored and edited online, allowing them to be accessed remotely
Easy-to-use law guide
Written by lawyers, our guide enables customers to understand legal processes and requirements
Monthly legal bulletins
Customers can stay up-to-date with legislation and regulation that affects their business.

We provide a range of telephone advice lines to help customers with their legal and tax issues. In addition, our crisis communication service gives them the knowledge and skills to act confidently should the worst happen.

Customers with Legal Expenses cover can access:

Undisputed debt recovery
Legal action by specialist commercial solicitors to recover undisputed debts over £250
Solicitor employment support
Assistance with a redundancy programme or guidance on pursuing an internal disciplinary
Uninsured commercial legal action
Action for any commercial matter that’s not covered by the customer's legal expenses policy
Crisis communication services
Best practice advice on creating plans with a review of existing policies and media training**

* To access these services, from DWF LLP, policyholders should phone 0344 873 7371 and quote their master policy number detailed in the insurance schedule.

** To access DWF LLP's crisis communication services, policyholders should phone 0800 197 9768 and state they're an Allianz customer.

Sarah is an office assistant who is responsible for the storage of all contracts in the office (employment, client, contractors, etc.). She wants to digitalise their storage locations and, while doing so, conduct an audit to ensure they’re all fit for purpose.

ALS might help Sarah complete a contracts audit as she could:

  • access CLICK Legal and conduct a legal health check to ensure they have the correct legal documents and processes in place - if she’s doing an audit, she might as well see what else needs to be done at the same time
  • upload and store a digital copy of the business’s contracts on CLICK Legal’s secure storage facility
  • confirm her contracts and documents are drawn up correctly by comparing them to our best practice templates
  • call Lawphone and run through her contract needs.

Sam runs a residential construction firm. He’s recently completed a project for which he was to be paid in three instalments. Shortly before the third payment was due, the client asked Sam’s builders to leave the property on the grounds that they’d stained the patio with paint and left rubbish on the premises.

The client is now refusing to give the final payment. 

He needs the money to fulfil outstanding invoices from the build and he’s decided to make a claim.

ALS might help Sam with the debt recovery process as he could:

  • access CLICK Legal use our law guide to update his knowledge on the correct debt recovery process
  • use our debt recovery document templates to ensure that he’s acted in accordance with the law
  • call Lawphone to discuss the matter and, if it's thought Sam has a strong case, start the motions of making a claim
  • carry out the business legal health check to see if he needs to change his contracts for the future.

Justine owns a bus company which services local schools. Recently, one of her drivers took a bus full of children down a country lane into deep flood water and the vehicle had to be evacuated and abandoned.

The company is now being investigated by the local council who are threatening to end Justine’s contract, as the driver allegedly went through a 'road closed' sign. She's also having to deal with the driver's suspension, which is meaning other contracts aren't being fulfilled, cash flow is reduced, and she's having to work overtime to make up for his absence.

ALS might help Justine while they're under investigation as she could:

  • call Lawphone to get advice about her obligations to satisfy the local council and on fulfilling other contracts, and to be referred for help preparing her defence case if she's taken to court.
  • complete the free legal health check, review her business’s health and safety policy and, if needed, create a new one using our template
  • read about the correct debt recovery procedures within our law guide and sign up to our monthly legal bulletins.
  • use DWF’s crisis communication services to help deal with any negative press coverage.
The below is intended only as a guide. Please confirm with your insurance broker.
Included as standard within:
  • Complete Business
  • Complete Office
  • Complete Retailer
  • Complete Contractor
  • Complete Property Owner
  • Complete Flatowner
Optional within:
  • Commercial Select and its sector-specific variations
  • Property Owners Select and Real Estate Select
  • Construction Select
  • Motor Trade (Complete/ Select)
  • Motor fleet propositions
Not available for standalone:
  • Speciality lines, such as professional indemnity, directors and officers, cargo and accident and health
  • Engineering, Construction & Power insurance products