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Legal Support

Retail members can benefit from ACS’ legal support. ACS members are entitled to 30-minutes free over-the-phone consultation with legal experts covering a range of areas impacting a convenience store business:

  • Employment (contracts, employment law, data protection)
  • Property (business rates, planning issues)
  • Licensing (alcohol, fireworks)
  • Dispute Resolution (utility contracts and billing issues)

ACS can also provide members with template employment documents covering a range of circumstances, including: staff handbooks, employment contracts, flexible working requests. For more information, please give us a call on 01252 515001 and we will point you in the right direction.

GroceryAid provides a confidential Helpline which is available 24/7 to assist callers across a wide range of subjects, from financial to personal issues. For people who prefer not to call in, there is a web-based range of self-help tools and advice, including online chat.

To find out more about GroceryAid and the Welfare Helpline please email, call 01252 875925 or go to

For welfare advice call the Helpline on freephone 08088 021122.