Whether Allianz commercial policyholders have legal expenses cover in place or not, they will be able to call its ‘Lawphone’ until 30 September 2021, which currently coincides with the end of the government’s furlough scheme.
Allianz said the 24/7 telephone service can “provide guidance” on any business-related legal matter, from employment law to debt recovery and property disputes, as well as advice on legislation related to Covid-19.
Sarah Mallaby, director of broker markets at Allianz Insurance, said: “The last 12 months have been extremely challenging for some of our policyholders and they have been forced to quickly make changes to their businesses in order to adjust to the dynamic circumstances.
“Unfortunately, due to the introduction of new Covid-related laws and regulations, some policyholders may now lack clarity of their legal position and could unknowingly find themselves legally compromised. To help protect them, we’ll be offering them legal advice at no additional cost, via Lawphone, from now until 30 September 2021.”