In accordance to UNISON’s rulebook the following shall apply:
(i) The member must have been in membership of the union for at least 4 weeks prior to the incident or occurrence that leads to her/him seeking legal assistance from the Union. Legal assistance may include advice and/or representation.
(ii) The member must not be in arrears of contribution.
(iii) The National Executive Council or the relevant committee, lay or full-time officer to whom the power to grant legal assistance has been delegated may in its absolute discretion grant legal assistance notwithstanding that sub clauses 2(i) and 2(ii) above or either of them are not satisfied.