Legal helpline

The legal helpline is a key REC member benefit. When recruitment agencies become corporate members, they are entitled to free legal advice by consulting the legal guide, by calling the legal helpline, or by email. 

Opening times

Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-5.30pm

Friday, 9.30am - 5pm  

Call +44 (0)20 7009 2199 to speak to a legal adviser.

Please have your corporate membership number to hand as you will need to quote this when accessing legal advice.  

For legal advice by email, contact

Please include your corporate membership number in the title of the email. 

Only listed contacts can access the legal team. 


The information contained in the REC Legal Guide is generic advice provided for guidance only.  We endeavour to ensure that the information provided in the REC Legal Guide is accurate and accept no liability for errors or omissions.  We recommend that members seek detailed legal advice on any of the areas covered here by either contacting the REC Legal Helpline, the REC legal business partners or using their own external advisers.

The REC Legal Guide contains links to external websites where more detailed and specific guidance can be found.  The REC is not responsible or liable for the content of third party websites.


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