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Legal helpline

Free, unbiased & confidential advice

Our legal helpline provides IoD members with free and prompt business legal advice on a wide range of employment, company, commercial and personal legal matters in the UK and Europe. 

Key details

  • Exclusive to IoD members
  • Free, unbiased and confidential advice on a vast range of legal issues
  • Advice given over the telephone only (call charges apply)
  • Up to 25 calls per member, per calendar year; up to 20 minutes per each call
  • Open 8am – 8pm, Monday – Friday; and 9am – 12 noon, Saturday and Sunday, excluding UK public holidays
  • How the Legal helpline operates in detail

Find a lawyer here | 0870 241 3478 (UK) | +44 (0)1275 378719 (Outside UK)



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Typical questions

"Is there a qualifying period that must be completed by my employees before they can take any annual leave?"

"As an employer, am I obliged to provide a reference for an employee or ex-employee?"

"Why do I need to keep track of parental leave taken by new employees?"

"Can I monitor my employees' emails?"

"A male employee has asked to take leave after the birth of his child. Am I obliged to comply with his request?"

Plus questions regarding:

  • Difficult divorce or separation
  • Problems with neighbours or landlords
  • House purchase queries
  • Redundancy looming
  • Personal injury

Log an enquiry

0870 241 3478 
(UK)
+44 (0)1275 378719  (Outside UK)


Opening hours

8am-8pm, Monday-Friday, 9am-12 noon, Saturday & Sunday; excluding UK public holidays

The Legal Helpline will be open as usual over the Christmas period, closing only on Bank Holidays.


Find a lawyer

IoD members who need further legal support can take advantage of our 'Find a lawyer' facility.

Find a lawyer here


How the service operates