Insurance for solicitors explained
Criminal or civil, preparing a case takes hard work, organisation and planning, but the nature of what you do means that disagreements are probably a given, delays are frequent and things won’t always go according to plan. Putting business insurance in place takes care of the things you can’t plan for, so you can get on with looking after your clients and their cases.
Insurance for solicitors - why it matters
A client falls during a meeting
A solicitors’ office is a busy place with clients, colleagues and members of the public visiting throughout the day. Imagine a client trips over cables on the floor during a meeting, breaks her wrist and needs to spend a day in hospital. She decides to make a claim for the injury and her lost income – your public liability insurance covers the legal costs of defending the claim as well as the final settlement.
Data loss or theft
You’re entrusted with particularly sensitive data relating to your clients, their private dealings and their interests. If that information is lost, stolen or leaked, that could be damaging both financially and from a reputational point of view – and they’ll want your firm to foot the bill. We’ll cover you for expenses and legal claims, and the cost of recovering data so you can focus on their case.
Problems with property
If your offices are damaged in a fire or flood, you’ll face problems with carrying out your day-to-day activities. If burglars steal computers or break other equipment, you could be out of action for days. Having office coverage on your solicitors’ insurance policy means we’ll pay the costs of repairs or replacements and get you back on track.
If you’re not sure what you need, tell us a little more about your firm of solicitors. We’ll help you to build your quote and explore any other insurance needs.Build my cover
Key types of insurance for solicitors
These are just some of the types of insurance for solicitors that we can offer. We can provide other specific types of cover and build them into a policy that’s tailored to the exact needs of your business.Get your quote