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Free legal advice to Ontario restaurateurs


December 5, 2011
By Canadian Pizza

December 5, 2011, Toronto – This holiday season, DAS Canada is giving an early Christmas present to Ontario restaurateurs by gifting them with a full week of free legal advice.

For the week of Dec. 5, Ontario restaurateurs will be able to get a taste of DAS Canada’s Legal Expense Insurance solution. DAS will open up its legal service hotline – an exclusive benefit to policy holders – for a week of free qualified legal advice. Callers will be connected with a lawyer to answer their business-related legal questions, free of charge.

Questions to the legal hotline can be about anything from licence protection to employment disputes or any other potential legal headaches that could arise. With the average cost of a lawyer in Ontario running at over $355 per hour, many restaurateurs in the province will benefit from having affordable access to the legal system.
 
“Many Ontario restaurateurs don’t have the means to keep a lawyer on retainer,” said Barbara Haynes, CEO of DAS Canada. “When unexpected legal issues arise, they can be an enormous financial blow. Our policies enable Canadian restaurateurs to get affordable access to justice.”
 
To assist Ontario restaurateurs with their legal matters, DAS Canada is opening up its legal support hotline throughout the province for a full week, beginning at 12:01 am on Dec. 5 and ending at 11:59 pm on Dec. 11.

Restaurateurs can call 1-877-88-ADVICE (1-877-882-3842) and use the promo code ONTFREE to access qualified advice on legal issues.
 
The company is also hosting a “business legal nightmares” contest to hear from small business owners about legal challenges they’ve had to face. Participants can enter for a chance to win a $1,000 Staples gift card by visiting www.das.ca/ontariostories and telling their stories.
 
DASbusiness is designed to protect businesses against the cost of legal disputes, allowing them to focus on their core business while knowing that their legal counsel and expenses are covered if and when the need arises. The company’s call-center provides policyholders with direct access to legal experts to assist them in determining the best course of action in a given situation.

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