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For accountancy and legal professionals, or other types of advisory business, professional liability insurance (PLI for short) can be a key protection. It’s designed to protect you if a customer suffers a financial loss, and holds you responsible. Clients and professional bodies often require a minimum level of professional liability insurance coverage – we offer between £50,000 and £5 million, depending on the individual business.
Professional liability insurance is also known as professional indemnity insurance. They’re the same cover, designed to protect professionals against PI claims.
If you’re running an advisory business, professional liability insurance can cover your legal and compensation costs if a customer makes a financial loss because of your work. From negligence claims and mistakes to copyright infringement and breaches of confidentiality, professional liabilities insurance is built to cover a range of risks.
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10% of our customers paid up to £38.32 a year for a public liability insurance policy between 1st April 2023 - 30th June 2023. Equivalent to £3.19 per month based on a monthly cost when paying for the policy in one annual payment. Paying monthly is usually more expensive as you'll pay interest. Most customers pay more than this but some pay less.
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How we work out example quotes These examples are real quotes from our online system (created 14/09/2021). They’re based on a range of factors, like employees and location. Your own quote will be based on what you tell us about your business. Prices may go up or down from day to day, so the prices you’re quoted may differ to the ones you see here.
An excess is an amount you pay towards any claim you make on your insurance. For example, if your excess is £250 and you make a claim worth £1000, your payout will be a maximum of £750.
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The figures above are for guidance only and any excess applying to your quote may differ. You’ll get a breakdown of the excesses for each quote when you compare with us.
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Whether you’re new to buying insurance or you’ve been operating your business for a while, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about professional liabilities insurance.
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Yes. Professional liability cover is another way of referring to professional indemnity insurance. They’re both often known as PLI and PI for short, and are designed to cover professional and advisory businesses like lawyers, accountants, and consultants against specific claims.
Yes. You may start offering additional services that require you to use different skills or carry out different tasks. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to give us a call on 0333 0146 683 to update your policy before you take on this new work.
If you don’t have the correct type of cover in place for the work you do, you may be unable to claim on your policy if something goes wrong.
Each insurer looks at CCJs and IVAs differently – some apply stricter rules than others, but having a CCJ or IVA doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be able to buy insurance.
If you change your business legal structure from sole trader to limited company mid-way through your policy, give us a call straight away on 0333 0146 683. It’ll only take us a few minutes to cancel your existing policy and replace it with one that correctly covers your new legal structure. It’s worth bearing in mind that your insurer and premium amount may need to change.
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