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Professional Indemnity insurance

The right insurance helps your business run smoothly. We make it quick and simple to get you the cover you need. Professional Indemnity (PI) or Indemnity Insurance will help protect your business against allegations about your service or the advice you provide.

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  • Easy to buy
    The right insurance helps your business run smoothly. We make it quick and simple to get you the cover you need - get quotes online in minutes.
  • Protect your business
    If you give advice or offer a professional service, you may need professional indemnity insurance. This insurance protects you against the costs involved with giving wrong, negligent or misleading advice. Even if the mistake was not yours, it can be costly to defend these claims.

Keep in Mind

  • To offer this insurance service, we work with Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited, one of the UK’s largest insurance brokers. Arthur J. Gallagher will search a panel of insurance providers for quotes tailored to your business’ insurance needs.
  • Insurance covers are subject to the individual terms, conditions and exclusions of the insurer providing them. Always review the policy documentation supplied during the quote process to ensure you have the cover you need.
  • For some professions or contracts, professional indemnity insurance (PI) is a requirement. You may also be required to have PI to get membership with certain industry bodies and trade associations.
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This type of policy is designed for businesses or professionals that offer a service, provide advice, or handle data and intellectual property. For some professions or contracts, professional indemnity insurance (PI) is a requirement. You may be required to have PI Insurance to get membership with certain industry bodies and trade associations.

We have policies specifically designed to comply with industry requirements for these professions:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Information technology professionals
  • Insurance brokers
  • Management consultants
  • Marketing and communications professionals
  • Media professionals
  • Surveyors.

General claims

  • Losing or misplacing confidential documents.
  • Accidentally sending an email to an unauthorised person, leading to your client suing you for breach of confidentiality.
  • Using a copyrighted image or photo without getting the appropriate rights or licence.

Accountants

  • Advising a client regarding the transfer of funds to family members, and the client later becoming liable for paying capital gains tax.
  • Failing to carry out a required audit.

Engineers and tradesmen

  • Making a mistake in measurements that results in additional costs to rebuild, or causes damage during or after construction.
  • Installing lighting that is later found to be non-compliant with regulation, and therefore needs to be redone.
  • Designing a machine that proves inadequate to cope with the weight of items it is meant to produce.

Media professionals

  • Designing and running a direct marketing campaign, where the brochures were wrongly addressed. The client claims damages for loss of revenue.
  • Creating work using the wrong Pantone colour for the client’s logo, with client claiming costs to reproduce the work.

Estate agents

  • A client claiming that you undersold a property, and several months later it’s resold for 120% of the previous price.

Quantity surveyor

  • A surveyor forecasts cost for the construction of a number of restaurants at the start of each project. The client claims that the monthly and year-end costings and forecasts were inadequate, making the contracts non-viable.

Travel agents

  • Failing to arrange travel insurance for a client who falls ill while on holiday in Africa, claiming medical bills and expenses.

Safety consultants

  • A person injuring himself by falling from scaffolding you approved.

Interior designers

  • Designing the layout of office premises and the client claiming that this was not in accordance with their requirements.

Town planners

  • Giving the wrong advice about planning permission on a plot of land.
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