As an FDA member, you receive access to legal, financial and career development services.

Member services

Join the FDA and enjoy these benefits:


FDA Portfolio offers a range of money-saving discounts, designed to support members both personally and professionally.

There is no sign-up process, nor any extra charge: you are automatically eligible to access FDA Portfolio simply by being an FDA member.

Find out more at FDA Portfolio: membership benefits for you

Legal services

FDA Portfolio also offers members impartial, independent legal advice provided by Slater & Gordon lawyers.

Slater & Gordon is a leading national firm of solicitors with a long record of providing personal legal services for the FDA, other unions, affinity groups and their members.

FDA members can access the services below either for free or at reduced rates:

  • Legal helpline
    Offers free initial advice for most legal matters of a personal nature to FDA members and their family.
  • Accident line
    Available for queries relating to injuries sustained by you or a member of your immediate family, in the workplace or elsewhere.
  • Family law services
    FDA members receive a free initial consultation with a family lawyer and up to 15% off current hourly rates.
  • Property
    FDA members receive a 10% discount on current hourly rates for residential freehold and leasehold conveyancing, including re-mortgaging, transfers of equity and equity release schemes.
  • Will writing and estate planning service
    Free standard wills are available online. Members also receive a 20% discount on current hourly rates for more complex wills, estate planning, trust creation and probate services.

Career development

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  • Receive access to the FDA Learn professional development programme, providing a variety of courses and workshops 

Financial pre-retirement advice

  • FDA members are entitled to free attendance at our popular pre-retirement seminars, in and out of London    

FDA Networks

  • Ability to join FDA Networks to meet peers with common interests

Public Service Magazine

FDA Newsletters

  • Regular email newsletters updating you on relevant news and events

FDA diary and calendar

  • These are sent to members each year with Public Service Magazine