Through its new partnership with international commercial law firm DWF LLP, Allianz is now able to offer its Commercial customers a broader spectrum of specialist free legal advice, as well as a host of free and discounted legal services.
Allianz Legal Services provides customers with:
- free legal advice on any legal matter 24/7/365
- free business tax advice, provided by Abbey Tax
- discounted uninsured legal action – for any commercial matter that’s not covered by Allianz’s Legal Expenses policy – provided by DWF LLP
- discounted crisis communication services – provided by DWF LLP
- discounted solicitor employment support – provided by DWF LLP
- discounted undisputed debt recovery service.
In addition, customers also have access to Allianz Legal Online, enabling them to conduct a free legal health check of their business and by using some of the 140 legal document templates, securely create and store their legal contracts online. Customers can also keep up-to-date with legislation that affects their business through Allianz’s easy to use law guide and monthly legal bulletin.
Allianz Legal Services is a perfect legal solution for SMEs who aren’t familiar with their legal environment, or have limited in-house legal resource.By providing them with round-the-clock free legal advice, which can be extremely expensive, their budgets are freed, allowing them to focus on their business.
Allianz Legal Services is equally suited to Mid-Corporate customers, who may know their legal environment or have an in-house team, but still need specialist legal help, such as best practice advice for a large scale re-structure, a merger or a high profile legal battle.Allianz Legal Services can help ensure the correct processes are followed and unwanted legal action, media attention and penalty fines are avoided.
Phil Ruse, head of legal protection sales and distribution, Allianz Legal Protection, commented:
“Many businesses avoid using lawyers for fear of large legal bills. With Allianz Legal Services, our customers could save thousands in legal fees and avoid hefty fines. Allianz Legal Services isn’t just about saving money – it’s designed to make our customers’ lives easier by removing the stress and hassle of ensuring their business is legally compliant.”
Peter Holland, head of legal expenses division, DWF LLP added:
"Making legal services accessible and cost-effective is a key aim for us as a firm, and this service will allow us to help provide Allianz customers with reliable access to a full range of high quality legal solutions, no matter what or where the issue might be. We're pleased to be partnering with Allianz on the product and look forward to working together."
Further information on Allianz Legal Services is available at www.allianzebroker.co.uk
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