If a member has employment-related problems, the best way to get help in most cases is to turn to the local shop steward or the union office.
To ensure the legal services of its members, FUURT has made an agreement with the Bützow Advocates Ltd. The agreement enables the members to get legal advice free of charge. If cases related to the conditions of employment require juridical counselling, the union office will direct the members to the lawyers in the advocacy.
In matters that are related to private affairs, the members can call directly the lawyers of Bützow Advocates Ltd., tel. (09) 431 531 free of charge. Calling time is from 10 am to 4 pm on work days. The operator will contact the call to the most appropriate or suitable lawyer according to the nature of the legal problem.
Matters that are included under private affairs are for example the following:
- cases of inheritance, last will and testament, and apportionment;
- cases of family law, such as marriage settlements, gifts to one's spouse and children, divorce matters, partitions and maintenance allowances;
- matters of cohabiting couples such as dissolution of joint ownership;
- inheritance and gift taxation;
- Tenancy Act and apartment house company matters, apartment transactions, other property and movable chattel transactions, including complaints;
- matters pertaining to compensation for damages;
- matters pertaining to bank and insurance jurisdiction.
The telephone consultation covers matters the members can present and the lawyer clarify by phone without getting acquainted with the documents. Consultation does not include drawing up documents. Outside the telephone consultation on private affairs are confined for example business matters and matters related to positions of trust as well as matters that require written clearances.