NUJ MEMBERS needing emergency legal help - for example if you've been arrested or face an imminent police interview - should call 0800 587 7530.
This number will refer you to an appropriate solicitor in the relevant nation of the UK.
Thompsons Solicitors are operating a 24-hour emergency number for NUJ members who have work-related criminal law issues during the COP26 summit from 31 October to 12 November 2021. Members should call 07 718 416 08. Police Scotland also offer a number for journalists who have difficulties with police officers, such as being "kettled" along with protestors: 01786 896000 (also NewsDesk@scotland.pnn.police.uk).
- 8 August 2021 The emergency number is now the general Thompsons number, with an out-of-hours service, and covers the whole of the UK.