The Painting and
Decorating Association


Legal Assistance

As part of your membership, you get free 24/7 online business and legal support through our partner Abbey Legal and their elXtr portal.

All you need to do is create an account to access a wide range of documents whether contract related or employment support or even commercial property help:

Please use the token: tLLgkFAPAFNFNSL  for FREE access

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Legal Helpline - 0345 313 4141

Claims Number - 0345 350 1099


Commercial Legal Expenses Insurance - Key Facts Policy Summary

Commercial Legal Expenses Insurance - Policy Wording

Terms & Conditions - England & Wales

Terms & Conditions - Scotland

Customer Satisfaction Guidance Notes

Customer Satisfaction Note

PDA Debt Collection Guidance Notes

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Bad Debts

Wright Hassall Solicitors are happy to assist all PDA members who are experiencing difficulty by reason of non-payment of invoices, as well as any other legal issues which might arise.

In matters of debt recovery (defined as non-payment of debts where there is no indication of there being a dispute) a modest charge of £15 + VAT* is made for dispatching the initial letter of claim. Thereafter it is a matter for you to decide whether to issue Court proceedings, charges for which are on a sliding scale linked to the size of the debt and in part recoverable in addition to the claim.

Remember – All fully paid members of the PDA have Legal Expenses Insurance which will provide limited cover in the areas of:

  • Criminal Persecutions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Tax Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Health and Safety
  • Attendance Expenses

Debt recovery is not routinely covered under the terms of the above policy. Whether insurance is available for individual claims will however need to be considered by a solicitor and discussed with the Member on a case by case basis.

Telephone: 01926 880766 and ask for Philip Harris

(*price correct at the time of publication)


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