British companies turn to help lines

Legal expenses insurer DAS says British companies are gearing up forpossible war with Iraq by turning to 24-hour help lines to clarify theirlegal position with regard to the possible mobilisation of 45,000reservists.

Legal advice manager Rhian Rosser explained there had been a surge incalls since reservists were called up on January 7: "Smaller businesseshave been particularly concerned, but we have also had the personneldepartments of large organisations calling for guidance on their rightsa