The Legal Assistance Scheme (LAS) is a unique service available as an optional extra to Farmer and Grower members currently at just £35 + VAT a year.
It's extremely popular, and around 90% of our members subscribe to it. It provides financial support, professional guidance and a contribution towards professional costs for members facing legal disputes relating to their business as farmers or growers (in accordance with the rules).
This is not legal expenses insurance, but does offer its subscribers exclusive benefits.
Benefits of the Legal Assistance Scheme:
*Financial support will be between 25-75% of the member's own professional costs up to a maximum of £6,000. The Legal Board can offer more support at its discretion and depending on the implications, merits and facts of the case. Awards are discretionary and each case is decided on its facts and legal merits. Costs incurred prior to NFU notification do not qualify.
Full terms and conditions (effective from 1 November 2014), including eligibility criteria, are available below or from NFU CallFirst on 0370 845 8458.
Terms and conditions
LAS eligibility criteria
LAS appeal process
LAS governing rules
See also: NFU's Legal Assistance Scheme celebrates 30th anniversary (Nov 2017)