A new app has been launched to provide affordable and convenient legal assistance for employees who are in dispute with their employers. LegalDefence is the first subscription-based legal service for employees, which is provided by app giant LegalShield and leading consumer law firm, Slater and Gordon. Workers will be able to tap into advice from a qualified legal adviser via their smartphones about issues they are facing in their workplace and at the same time use their subscription to the app for a range of other legal matters covering family, divorce, property, consumer rights, motoring and personal injury.
Costing just £24 per month, they can also access self-help legal documents and template legal letters as well as benefit from correspondence produced by a highly qualified lawyer. Slater and Gordon will be providing top level legal support through its qualified team of legal advisers to offer the 24/7 service and members can take advantage of a significant discount of 25 per cent discount on the law firm’s standard legal fees.
An added value feature of LegalDefence is an AI-powered Chatbot called Gordon, who is available to answer questions on a multitude of consumer legal matters, including employment issue.
Mike Roberts, managing director of LegalShield UK who is heading up the launch of the app in the UK, says: “In the UK we are seeing a rise in workers not afraid to dispute their rights or to take on their employers with regards to discrimination cases.
“Our service is all about making legal advice affordable, accessible and accountable for employees,” he adds. “By harnessing the power of technology and combining it with high level legal expertise from Slater and Gordon, we are putting legal support into the hands of anyone, and everyone knows how much they are paying. It provides a dedicated 24/7 call hotline to your legal advice team about whatever you need, whenever you need it.
The benefits of membership cover the whole family. They extend to the member’s spouse/partner, dependent children under the age of 16 and children in full time education up to the age of 23 living at the same residence. It also covers children with disabilities at any age living at home.