Legal Assistance / Distress Benefit

As a Unite member you are entitled to legal advice and representation in respect of driving offences if:

  • There is risk you will lose your licence if you are convicted of a driving offence arising out of your employment.

  • You are subject to a Legal Aid Contribution Order when defending a prosecution in the Crown Court in respect of a work related driving offence.

  • A driving conviction is likely to result in you losing your employment.

In addition, members of DriverCare will receive full legal advice and representation for any work-related driving offence, regardless of whether or not your licence is at risk.

All enquiries should be made via your Regional Office.