Negligence & PII

Negligence & PII guidance:

Coupled with an apparent trend of ever-larger claims against solicitors and other professionals is the sprawling change that has been occurring both in the field of...

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Background It is good practice to assess the risk profile of different types of work. Key risks in relation to probate work include: • not proving the...

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Poor quality instructions, delay, failure to properly assess capacity, drafting errors and confusion over the scope of the retainer are all strong contributors to...

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A: General information Date of review Person(s) conducting review B: Data 1 Rolling data CriteriaIn the last [insert period, eg quarter]Over the last 12 months Number of...

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A: General information Date of review Person(s) conducting review B: Data 1 Rolling data CriteriaIn the last [insert period, eg quarter]Over the last 12 months Number of...

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Please click here for an Excel version of this register. Department/type of work Fee earner(s) involved Claimant name and contact details Claimant relationship...

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1 Introduction 1.1 We recognise there are risks inherent in our practice. 1.2 We aim, as far as possible, to have a no-blame culture—we are all capable of making...

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This factsheet is based on Travelers’ claims data over the six years to September 2014. It provides an overview of: • the relative risks involved in the different areas...

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This Practice Note explains how you can deal with your professional indemnity insurance (PII) brokers and underwriters, including: • questions to ask your broker •...

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The Insurance Act 2015 (IA 2015) came into force on 12 August 2016, and has brought about a clarification of existing law. The changes relate particularly to: • duty of...

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All staff must report any acts or omissions that may give rise to a potential negligence claim against the firm. This applies even if you believe the mistake can be...

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Failure to communicate effectively with a client is perhaps the most common cause of complaints and claims. Whether or not the claim is justified, it is vital to ensure...

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STOP PRESS: The SRA Standards and Regulations (also known as the ‘StaRs’) are in force from 25 November 2019. They replace the SRA Handbook 2011. Key changes include...

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PII covers civil claims against your firm, most commonly for professional negligence. Key terms ABSalternative business structure regulated by the SRA—characterised by...

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1 Introduction 1.1 We recognise there are risks inherent in our practice. 1.2 We aim, as far as possible, to have a blame-free culture—we are all capable of making...

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1 Introduction 1.1 We recognise there are risks inherent in our practice. 1.2 We aim, as far as possible, to have a blame-free culture—we are all capable of making...

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1 Introduction 1.1 We aim to offer an excellent service to our clients. Mistakes can occasionally happen despite our best efforts. We aim, as far as possible, to have a...

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In contrast with previous years, the 2014 renewal was relatively benign. The majority of firms renewed their PII with their existing insurers and indeed 90% of Lockton...

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To: [All staff] [CC: [Insert name(s) as required]] From: [Management team/Risk partner/Other] Date: [Insert date] Re: [Professional indemnity insurance renewal—staff...

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Securing professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover is not always easy, even for an established firm. You could find that your insurer is not willing to renew the...

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Completing a Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) proposal form is a time consuming task, and involves the collation of a significant body of information about your...

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Practically, professional indemnity insurance (PII) is a means of passing on (rather than terminating or reducing) risk. This Practice Note explains what PII should...

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The SRA’s Minimum Terms and Conditions (MTC) indemnify you against civil liability to the extent that it arises from private legal practice. The MTC offer the widest form...

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You are under a continuing duty to advise your insurer of material facts and relevant changes to your practice. There are also some matters that are good practice to...

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All firms regulated by the SRA must have professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover in order to practise. This must be obtained from a participating insurer. See...

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