Members will have access to a bespoke legal expenses insurance policy set up by Keystone Legal specially for our members. Under this scheme, they will be entitled to “free to access” legal assistance when it comes to breach of contract claims. That means a free consultation with a legal expenses firm called Keystone Legal Benefits Ltd. If they think you have a decent chance of winning your case, Keystone Legal will offer you legal insurance on a straightforward “one stop shop” basis. You’ll pay nothing unless you win, in which case you’ll pay 25% of any damages awarded.
Members will also have access to additional legal support in the UK, subject to the discretion of the Free Speech Union. For instance, we may put you in touch with an expert on our Legal Advisory Council who may be able to offer you pro bono advice and if we feel there’s an important principle at stake we may help you crowdfund so you can pursue it. Our ambition is to raise enough money from donors to create a war chest so we’re in a position to offer assistance with costs ourselves.
Some membership benefits are discretionary, such as pro bono legal advice, pro bono media/PR advice, public support and campaigning, and will be conferred at the discretion of the Free Speech Union, depending on the case and the broader interests of the Union.