Legal expenses cover

Expert legal support when you need it most

Get cover for your legal expenses, which includes access to our 24-hour legal hepline.

  • Support for employment disputes, medical negligence claims and consumer issues
  • Get up to £50,000 per claim to cover legal fees
  • Access to our 24-hour legal helpline

What’s covered

Legal advice doesn’t come cheap, but you can reduce or remove the financial burden of defending or pursuing a claim with our legal services cover – whether it’s about your consumer rights, a dispute with your landlord, or even employment law. And you’ll also get access to 24-hour professional advice.

You’re not just covered, you’re Barclaycovered.

What you get as standard

Legal advice, funding and a lawyer if you or members of your household need to pursue or defend legal claims arising from:

  • An incident causing your death or personal injury – including as a result of negligent medical or cosmetic treatment
  • Buying, selling or hiring goods for your private use
  • Disputes relating to the sale or purchase of your home, damage to your home or interference with your legal rights relating to your home
  • Disputes with your landlord regarding a tenancy agreement if you rent your home
  • Your contract of employment and rights under employment law

  

Up to £50,000 to cover legal fees and professional representation in the event of a legal claim

Access to our 24-hour legal helpline

Access to professional advice on any personal legal or tax matters

What’s not covered

Your claim must have more than a 50:50 chance of being successful, as assessed by our lawyer. If the prospects are initially better than 50:50 but later fall below this, we’ll stop paying costs and expenses towards it with immediate effect.

We won’t pay any costs that our lawyer believes would be considered unreasonable by a court, or unacceptable to a reasonable person paying those costs.

We won’t cover claims arising from, or related to:

  • The letting out of a property
  • Something you should’ve realised might happen before you took out this policy
  • Your own injury or death caused by an accident where you were driving
  • Planning legislation, eg party wall disputes
  • Divorce, marital, co-habitation, child maintenance or custody matters
  • Disputes between you and someone related to you or who’s insured under this policy
  • Disputes about the performance of this cover
  • Something that happened when you weren’t covered by this policy
  • Disciplinary or grievance procedures in your place of work
  • Employment disputes that happened before, or within 30 days of, the start date of this policy, unless you had similar cover that expired immediately before this cover began

The policy document 1.13 MB provides full details of what is and isn’t covered. The list we’ve shown above is only intended as a guide.

What you’ll need to get a quote

  • Details about the type of property you live in

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Any questions?

Contact us

0800 015 02461

Monday to Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturday, 8am to 6pm
Sunday and bank holidays, 10am to 4pm

The insurer of Barclays home insurance is Gresham Insurance Company Limited, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered Office: 8 Surrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3NG Registered in England, Registered No. 110410.