Legal fees from traditional solicitors can be a burden for many landlords and small businesses. Direct Line for Business Legal Documents is available to you free-of-charge as part of your insurance policy, and could save you hundreds of pounds in legal fees.

Here's what you can save:

Name of service Average cost of a traditional solicitor (inc. VAT) 1 Direct Line for Business Legal Documents cost
Residential tenancy agreement 1 £204 £0
Fire risk assessment 4 £715 £0
Health and safety compliance review and policy creator 4 £515 £0
Employment agreement 1 £490 £0
Consultancy agreement 1 £510 £0
Employee handbook 1 £966 £0
Terms and conditions for website selling consumer goods and/or services 1 £736 £0
Debt collection letters for unpaid invoices 4 £210 £0

The Direct Line for Business Legal Documents service can also help you save money on potential fines by keeping your business fully compliant:


Penalty Total
Average penalty per health and safety conviction 2 £58,030
Average unfair dismissal award 3 £13,851
Average race discrimination award 3 £14,185
Average sex discrimination award 3 £85,622
Average disability discrimination award 3 £21,729
Average religious discrimination award 3 £19,647
Average sexual orientation discrimination 3 £20,192
Average age discrimination award 3 £9,025

Notes

  1. Research conducted October 2016 by MyLawyer Solicitors LLP. Cost savings calculated by mystery shopping law firms in seven major UK regions, for comparable documents to those offered on this website. Costs shown include VAT and are rounded up to the nearest £1.
  2. Figs from Health & Safety Executive 2015/16 report, and is the average penalty per case convicted. Full report available here.
  3. Figs from Employment Tribunal Service quarterly report 2016. Full report available here.
  4. Research conducted November 2012. Cost savings calculated by mystery shopping law firms in 6 UK cities, for comparable documents to those offered on this website and sample daily rates for health and safety consultants. All the above savings are inclusive of VAT. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £5.