P&B Cradle-to-grave legal services for members

Legal Support

Please note that this service does not include employment or contractual matters or matters relating to agents – please do not contact P&B for any employment/agent/contract advice.

Queries related to problems at work in your Equity profession should be referred to the relevant industrial department or national/regional office, the details can be found here.  

For legal support and advice in work outside of your Equity profession, we recommend contacting the relevant trades union, a directory of which can be found here

All Equity members have access to our 24/7 free legal advice line for 30 minutes of free legal advice. This covers all legal queries, including in relation to the following:

  • Personal injury;
  • Road traffic accidents;
  • Medical negligence;
  • Wills;
  • Conveyancing & Property Services;
  • Family matters;
  • Defamation and criminal matters;

Members should call   0800 808 5 510  or e-mail equitylegal@pattinsonbrewer.co.uk and will be contacted the same or next working day by a member of our dedicated inhouse FLA team who will provide appropriate advice.

Pattinson & Brewer provide these services directly or through partner firms in England and Wales. For queries relating to the different legal jurisdictions of Scotland and Northern Ireland, Pattinson & Brewer will refer to a local partner firm based in those nations. Irrespective of where you live, please use the above email or telephone line to access free legal services.

Email Patterson & Brewer

Equity members also benefit from the following:

Personal injury/Road Traffic Accidents

Free initial assessment of members’ prospective claims. We pursue all claims we assess as having reasonable prospects of success for Equity members and their families at no cost to them;

Medical negligence

Free initial assessment of members prospective claims. We pursue all claims we assess as having reasonable prospects of success for Equity members at no cost to them in most cases;


Our bespoke online service enables Equity members and their families to have a straightforward will, with the benefit of proper estate advice totally free of charge. More complicated wills can be provided at discounted rates;

Probate services

In standard probate matters, we will act on behalf of the estate at discounted rates. For grants of probate we offer discounted fixed rates and for estate administration we can offer a 20% discount on our usual hourly rates for Equity members; 

Matrimonial, family and childcare

We offer free initial advice in respect of all such matters. We then offer up to 2 hours detailed telephone advice at further discounted rate of £150 per hour +VAT pro-rata. Thereafter, the hourly rate for any additional work is the discounted rate of £180 + VAT.


We offer a comprehensive conveyancing and property service in all jurisdictions via our specialist agent law firms. They will offer any Equity member discounts from their (already market competitive) conveyancing rates.


We can offer Equity member’s competitive rates in respect of defamation claims that we assess as having reasonable prospects of success.

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