Taking care of employment, health and safety and other legal issues in any organisation, large or small, can be a time-consuming and difficult task.

Bira Legal, in partnership with WorkNest, provides you with the advice and support you need.

What you get from Bira Legal

Bira members can access qualified experts for practical advice on:

  • Employment Law & HR
  • Health & safety advice
  • Commercial legal advice
  • Tax, VAT and HMRC advice
  • Business legal compliance advice

How Members benefit

  • Bira Legal service at no extra cost
  • Insurance indemnity cover for up to £50,000 per claim on employment law matters*
  • As many calls as you need to make
  • Free downloadable templates, including employment contracts and employee Handbooks, training materials and other helpful resources through the Bira Legal Document Portal  

Terms and conditions apply.

How to get started

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Bira Legal Portal

Your Bira Legal online portal gives you 24/7 access to guidance, template documents and training webcasts.

The portal is accessible from the 'Member Area' :


What is included:

  • Tax, VAT and PAYE advice
  • Employment law advice
  • Employment protection
  • Employment disputes protection
  • Health and Safety
  • 24/7 access to legal hub
  • legal template documents
  • Access to a team of Solicitors, Tax Consultants, H&S Officers and Employment Specialists
  • Representation in and cost covered of employment tribunals with cover for up to £50,000
  • Protection against tax investigations
  • Protection against VAT investigations
  • Protection against PAYE investigations
  • Jury service protection
  • Data protection
  • Appeal against an improvement or prohibition or suspension notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive or the Food Standards Agency or a suspension notice issued under the Consumer Credit Act

Training and e-learning

WorkNest provides HR and Health & Safety e-Learning courses that are engaging, cost effective and have a direct impact on your organisation.

Service Breakdown


Bespoke legal advice One2One

Employment Law One2One provides an enhanced level of support in a more personal way.

For an additional fixed fee, you can access the following: 

  • Insurance indemnity covers for up to £150,000 per claim with zero excess
  • Service delivery from a named advisor
  • Bespoke employment contracts and employee handbooks
  • On-site risk assessments
  • Bira membership discount (up to £205 per year)
  • And more


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About WorkNest

WorkNest is the UK’s leading provider of outsourced Employment Law, HR and Health and safety services for businesses.

WorkNest's highly qualified advisory teams help thousands of organisations nationwide, ranging from small businesses at a single location to large household names.


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  • Bira Direct

    Enjoy access to lower terms and discounts on quality products from over 160 suppliers across a range of product areas. Shop and order products. Free for Bira members.

  • Bespoke legal advice One2One

    Employment Law and Health & Safety One2One provides an enhanced level of support in a more personal way.

  • Health and safety legal advice

    Delivered by the experts at WorkNest, the Health & Safety service is designed to take the pressure off health and safety compliance and protect your business, staff and customers.

  • Card Processing

    We are delivering preferential card processing rates designed to save small businesses money.

*Bira Legal advice must be taken from the start prior to acting to ensure you are eligible for the indemnity cover. Only available for retail members and Bira Direct suppliers who have 275 employees or less. Insurance is provided subject to policy terms. £5,000 excess per claim.  You can download a copy of the Bira Legal expenses insurance policy here. We only require contact concerning employment matters.

All full retail members of Bira have access to the helpline. Advice is available 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Mon to Fri (excl. public holidays). Bira members with 275 or fewer employees have the added benefit of insurance indemnity. All full members, including associate members and those with over 275 employees, are entitled to Bira specially negotiated terms for individual services from WorkNest (the Employment Law, HR and Health and Safety experts).