Legal support offered by the NBF can help save you time, money and give you peace of mind that your beauty business is covered. We regularly update our legal documentation and ensure you’re kept up to date with the latest changes to legislation. Your membership also includes up to £50,000 legal expenses insurance for employment and tax disputes*.

Find out about legal support specifically for hair salons and barbershops.

This section covers:

Included in your membership: 

Save lawyers’ fees and time by using our free resources:

Latest news 

  • Latest information on changes to legislation 

Legal documentation 

  • Employment contracts 
  • Apprentice agreements/deeds (Scotland & N Ireland)
  • Room/area renting agreements 
  • Staff handbook 

Legal support

  • 24/7 employment law advice helpline. 
  • 24/7 commercial helpline to answer queries on commercial law, tax, VAT and payroll. 
  • Up to £50,000 automatic legal expenses insurance cover for employment & tax disputes*.
  • Restrictive covenant enforcement advice and support. 

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How we can help you

Please see below typical scenarios that we help our members with daily:


Q: I am employing a new member of staff do I need to get a solicitor to draw up a contract?
A: Members can save time, lawyers’ fees and worry by using the NBF’s ready-to-use contracts available as part of their membership.


Q: A member of staff has left to go to another salon and has taken her clients with her?
A: NBF Members have free access to our Legal Lifeline for clear advice on enforcement of restrictive covenants, including template legal letters to ex-employees. This support is available to you even if you don’t use the NBF employment contract, provided you have a clear restrictive covenant within the contract you used.


Q: How do I handle the disciplinary process?
A: Members can call the free Employment helpline. Advisors will guide you through the process to ensure that you’re following the correct process.

Legal expenses cover:

Q: What is the legal expenses* cover?
A: Worried about lawyers’ costs? As an NBF Member you are automatically registered in our Commercial Legal Expenses Scheme.

This cover (free and part of your membership benefits) will pay your business legal costs up to £50,000*. The comprehensive cover extends to solicitors’ and barristers’ fees, court costs, expenses for Expert Witness and accountants’ fees (subject to normal policy terms, conditions and limitations being met) for employment and tax disputes. The policy may also pay the costs of appealing or defending an appeal.

Protect your beauty salon

Enjoy immediate access to all NBF membership benefits by joining today. You can join us here, call us on 01234 831965 or email us. We’d be delighted to chat to you and answer your membership questions. Annual membership starts from just £274 for Salon Members.

Already a Member of the NBF? Simply login to learn more about your membership benefits, call our Membership Team on 01234 831965 or email us.

*Important information about your legal expenses cover: 

Download a PDF of the NBF Legal Expenses Summary of Cover and the Master Policy for details of the terms, limits, conditions and exclusions of your cost protection cover.

The first £250 of costs and expenses in respect of any claim must be paid by you direct to the representative appointed to act for you as soon as a claim is accepted.