Online Legal Documents: what the FSB offers
From customer disputes to employment tribunals, corporate legislation and tax, most small business owners are likely to need extra legal assistance at some stage. Online legal information can be enough to give you the information you need in many instances - you don't always need to see a lawyer in person.
It's important that you have the right level of legal protection for your organisation, but also that you have a reliable source of information to which you can turn as and when the need arises.FSB Legal Information Online
can be divided into four key legal areas:
- Employment Law
- Taxation Matters
- Business Law
- Health and Safety Information
Accessing FSB Legal Information Online
As one of our most valuable member benefits access to the website is limited to members only, and you will be asked to supply your membership details when you log on. After entering these details, you will then be able to enter the site and arrive at the Home Page. From here, you will also have access to the following online legal resources:
- Fact Sheets
- Employment Law Online
- Health and Safety Online
- New Employer Tip Sheets
- What's New
- Free Documents
- Taxation Matters Online
- Business Start-Up
- Legal News
- Legal Services – Fee-Paying
As well as benefiting from access to this web-based legal information, members receive an FSB Legal Bulletin by email every month.
To access our legal information and documents you MUST LOG IN as a member (top left of screen)
Of course, this online legal guidance should never be considered a substitute for seeking legal advice from the Legal Advice Line but it will take the small business owner through the complexities of the law, as well as providing a comprehensive selection of free documents which you can download in Word format.
Ian Walker from Walker Monaco said being a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has been very important in the business growth of the firm.
He said: "Some of the services it offers are first class. We got a great deal on our office insurance through the FSB.
"We'd also been given some legal information from a third party and we thought we'd check it out with the FSB's legal department and it turned out the information we had been given was incorrect.
"If we hadn't checked it out with the FSB and gone ahead with what we had been told then it could've been disastrous.
"The meetings are great for talking to other small businesses which face many similar challenges. The website and the magazine are also packed full of very helpful information.
"We'd thoroughly recommend membership to any small business"