DAS and Simpson Millar launch prepaid legal plan
04 Feb, 2013
DAS, the UK’s leading legal expenses insurer, in association with national law firm Simpson Millar is launching an insurance backed pre-paid legal plan, Everyday Legal.
As legal aid faces continued cuts, the Everyday Legal Plan provides members of the public with cover for an extensive list of potential legal issues, from employment disputes, divorce or property conveyancing to fighting care home or education appeals. With membership fees of just £9.99 per month for an individual, or £14.99 to include all live-at-home family members, the Everyday Legal Plan delivers comprehensive support and peace of mind.
Peter Watson, managing partner at Simpson Millar, explains: “Put simply, the public are increasingly at risk of finding themselves with no support in the event of a dispute. Government legal aid is no longer available in the vast majority of civil cases nowadays so the Everyday Legal Plan has been devised to fill this gap. We have partnered with DAS, the country’s leading legal expenses insurer to marry our own expertise in delivering face to face legal advice with their understanding of providing insurance services.”
The Everyday Legal Plan covers members for legal costs up to the following limits: divorce £1,000; property conveyancing £450; education appeals £5,000; contesting NHS care assessment claims £500; contested probate £1,000; personal injury claims £10,000; clinical negligence claims £10,000; pre-nuptials up to £500; and contract disputes £1,000.
Bob Screen (pictured), head of marketing at DAS commented: “Although pre-paid legal products are popular in other countries, most notably in the USA, it is still a fledgling market here in the UK. This is an exciting development for DAS and is a significant addition to our already extensive range of products.
“The Everyday Legal Plan has been designed to provide people with access to high quality legal services at an affordable price. The cover provided under the plan is a considerable enhancement on the products that are currently available to the public in this sector.”