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Would a law firm providing advice to a client in relation to an insurance policy (where an insurance broker has been retained by the client) constitute an insurance distribution activity?

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Published on LexisPSL on 10/01/2019

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  • Would a law firm providing advice to a client in relation to an insurance policy (where an insurance broker has been retained by the client) constitute an insurance distribution activity?

Would a law firm providing advice to a client in relation to an insurance policy (where an insurance broker has been retained by the client) constitute an insurance distribution activity?

See Practice Note: Insurance distribution activities—law firms. This confirms that the underlying Directive (EU) 2016/97, Insurance Distribution Directive applies to the activity of advising on insurance contracts. Likewise, the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s regulatory regime captures advising in relation to a contract of insurance.

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