From the nursing legal experts
The RCN has the largest in-house specialist legal team of any union or professional body in the UK.
If you need help with work-related problems, or have been referred to your professional body, we have the expertise to advise and represent you.
RCN Legal Services help members with nearly 2,000 NMC cases a year. Our results show that our members are less likely to be struck off and more likely to receive no sanction.
Our specialist in-house lawyers also cover all aspects of employment law from unfair dismissals and redundancies to complex reorganisations, whistleblowing, TUPE, equal pay and discrimination cases - and we run cases in both the tribunals and the higher courts.
And, if you need free legal advice on non-work matters, we can help with that too.
So if you have a problem at work, your first step is to seek our help. Explore our comprehensive advice, contact our advice team by email at any time, or call 0345 772 6100 between 8.30am to 8.30pm, 7 days a week.
Exceptions to legal support and representation
Please note the RCN does not take on the following types of case:
- libel and slander claims
- small claims
- clinical negligence cases (that you wish to pursue)
- motoring offences
- cases in which you were not a member at the time the incident happened.