The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has expanded its legal advice service to members. The trade association, which offers a range of benefits to members, has expanded the commercial aspect of its legal advice line service run in conjuction with advice specialists, Croner Consulting.

BFM members now have access to a team of vastly experienced commercial consultants who are are able to advise on a broad range of topics. These include company law, clubs and associations, partnerships, LLPs and sole traders, commercial contracts, involvency, tort law, property and intellectual property as well as data protections, freedom of information and equality act.

Croner also provides a back-up health and safety and employment law advice line if members are unable to contact the BFM's own experts in this area.

Says Jackie Bazeley, BFM MD: "The commercial legal sector is one of the most popular areas for advice requested by our members. The BFM is continutally reviewing and improving the benefits and services offered to its members and this extension of advice available reflects this."