The Legal Services Board (LSB) has called for legal expenses insurance to be promoted more widely as part of a programme to widen access to legal advice in England and Wales. 

Research conducted by Community Research on the LSB’s behalf revealed most survey participants assumed legal expenses insurance is more expensive and restrictive than it really is.

The LSB believes consumers are missing out on insurance that could help cover unexpected legal costs, and at a lower cost than most may expect. The typical annual cost of legal expenses insurance is around £20 to £30; however, a third of participants believed the cost of home legal expenses insurance to be at least double that. 

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