The national trade body has partnered with Markel Law to provide a comprehensive package of digital guidance and resources for its members.

New Legal Hub represents significant boost for BFM members

MarkelAn online hub offering legal advice across a range of topics has been launched by the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM). The national trade body has partnered with Markel Law to provide a comprehensive package of digital guidance and resources for its members. Launched on June 1, the BFM Legal Hub provides a significant new benefit for members of the trade body.

The legal toolkit is free to members and offers legal and business advice on key subjects such as health and safety, employment, tax, contracts and data protection.

Created by qualified and experienced solicitors and business experts, the BFM Legal Hub features DIY contracts, policies, forms and letter templates as well as straight-forward guides, links to key resources and up-to-date information on new legislation and case law.

The new service, exclusive to BFM members will allow members to register for the Legal Hub where they can access the resources as well as check out the live chat, blogs and videos.

Full members of BFM will also have access to a free telephone helpline with experts on hand to help identify options, make recommendations and provide guidance on employment and HR advice, Health and Safety and commercial law.

BFM MD Nick Garratt said: “We know that businesses often need assistance with everyday issues around employment, health and safety, trading, contracts, data and debt.
“With this in mind, the new BFM Legal Hub will provide online practical support and guidance on the topics, saving our members’ time and money.

“Markel Law is one of the UK’s leading and longest-running providers of legal advice lines and services, with a qualified and experienced team advising on daily business issues, and we are delighted to provide a gateway to their services for our members.”

For more information about BFM, or apply to join, visit http://www.bfm.org.uk.