Law Society comment: Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) premiums rise

The spring 2021 professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal season saw law firms pay an average of 30% more for their cover, Lockton Solicitors has reported.

A Law Society spokesperson said:

“We previously warned firms could expect increases of 30% for their PII. Now, it seems it has happened.

“The legal profession is operating in a hard market, but the situation is being made worse for our members by a significant minority of firms producing claims that exceed the premiums raised by insurers. 

“This situation is not sustainable, so it is essential that members – and those doing conveyancing work in particular – take steps to review their risk management practices and ensure these are adequate to avoid all but the most improbable claims.

“The Law Society has a range of resources and information to help our members get the best cover for them and will be on hand ahead of the October renewal date.”


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