Scorpion Legal Protection has 27 branches countrywide as well as a 24-hour legal call centre. Our qualified Legal Advisors are able to provide you with a wide range of paralegal services and valuable legal help and assistance.
Branch paralegal help and assistance includes:
- Face-to-face consultations with a Legal Advisor at a Scorpion branch
- Legal and related advice
- Negotiations and correspondence with third parties on your behalf
- Legal assistance and advice regarding basic legal documents, e.g. contracts
- Legal assistance and advice from a qualified social worker
If there is no branch in your area or should you seek legal help after hours, Legal Advisors in our 24-hour call centre are ready to assist you.
It is sometimes necessary for Scorpion to refer a Scorpion policyholder to an independent attorney. Scorpion has a large panel of attorneys throughout South Africa. This usually occurs when the policyholder has a legal problem that must be heard in court, or which matter requires the services of a practising lawyer. These are often cases in which a member has been charged with committing an offence (a criminal matter) and/or civil disputes (litigation).
When a Scorpion policyholder is referred to an independent attorney, he/she would need to follow our formal claims procedure to determine whether the legal fees will be covered by his/her policy. If the matter is covered, Scorpion will arrange payment of the legal fees with the attorney directly.
Scorpion will only pay the attorney in accordance with our Scorpion tariffs.