Press release: Direct Line for Business Choose Epoq Legal to Enhance its Business and Landlord Insurance Propositions

New legal document service offers policyholders greater protection for their business

DL4B Legal Documents ServiceLondon, 12th April 2016 – Leading UK insurance provider, Direct Line for Business has chosen Epoq Legal to provide value-add legal services as an enhancement to its landlord and small business insurance products.

Launched in February this year, the Direct Line for Business Legal Documents Service gives new and renewing landlord and small business policyholders access to Epoq Legal’s extensive suite of online legal documents, a comprehensive jargon-free guide to the law and a document review service provided by Epoq’s affiliated law firm, MyLawyer Solicitors LLP. In combination, these services enable Direct Line for Business’ customers to deal quickly and easily with a range of legal needs, including compliance with landlord and tenant regulations and employment laws.

Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for Business, said:

“At Direct Line for Business we aim to provide outstanding value and recognise that many landlords and small businesses need help to deal with the numerous legal and compliance matters they face every day. We partnered with Epoq Legal to develop our Legal Documents Service to give our landlord and small business customers a valuable addition to their insurance policies. The service provides our customers with a practical and easy-to-use tool which they can use regularly to help them manage their legal needs, as well as save them money.”

The Direct Line for Business Legal Documents service utilises Epoq Legal’s sophisticated document automation system and covers a number of legal areas such as employment, health and safety, business start-up, ecommerce and debt recovery. For landlords, the service provides the documents necessary to help protect a landlord’s interests, including a tenancy agreement and repossession notices.  Furthermore, Epoq’s affiliated Lexcel accredited law firm, MyLawyer Solicitors LLP, will review the documents and, if required, speak to the policyholder and amend the document to ensure it meets his or her needs, all within three working days.

Hillel Horwitz, CEO of Epoq Legal, said:

“We are delighted that such a high profile insurer has recognised how the quality of our services can enhance their brand and add significant value to their customers. Based on our research of solicitor prices, we’ve estimated that each business user of this service will save over £900 and each landlord over £300. That’s a huge extra benefit to policyholders. Furthermore, through our affiliation with MyLawyer Solicitors LLP, customers can be assured of friendly, knowledgeable and jargon-free legal advice to help them deal quickly and easily with their legal matters.”

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For more information, contact Emma Hopson at emma@epoq.co.uk or on 020 8731 2424.

About Epoq Legal

Formed in 1994, Epoq is a pioneer in the development of online legal document services. Typically white-labelled and delivered to customers by insurers, banks and affinity groups, our services are making access to legal services simpler than ever before. Our services include hundreds of legal document templates, a team of lawyers on hand for document reviews and legal advice, and extensive jargon-free guides to the law, all conveniently available online or over the phone.  Today, our clients include some of the UK’s biggest insurance and banking names, including ARAG, Allianz,  DAS, MORE TH>N, NatWest, RBS and Saga.

About Direct Line for Business

Direct Line is a fantastic success story. We started from scratch in the UK in April 1985 with a single product – car insurance, and just one way for our customers to buy – over the telephone.
Today we have over five million customers and a broad range of products and services. We do business over the phone and on the Internet, and we also do it internationally, with businesses in Germany and Italy. Launched in 2007, Direct Line for Business provides a range of insurance products for the small business sector direct by phone or on-line. Customers can find out more about Direct Line for Business products or get a quote by calling 0345 301 4827 or visiting www.directline.com