A professional negligence claim against a law practice distracts partners and solicitors from attending to the work of the law practice.
Solicitors must notify any claim to Lawcover in writing as soon as practicable after any claim is made. The sooner we know about a matter, the quicker we are able to assist.
When Should I Notify A Claim?
When should I notify a claim
Under the Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) policy solicitors must notify any claim to Lawcover in writing as soon as practicable after any claim is made. The sooner we know about a matter, the quicker we are able to assist.
If you have any doubt at all about whether you should notify please contact Lawcover on 02 9264 8855 and ask to speak to one of the Claims Solicitors.
For further information, please download our brochure “Information for Solicitors who think a Professional Indemnity claim might be made against them”.
What if it’s not yet a claim?
Even if a claim has not yet been made against you, we encourage you to notify us of facts or circumstances that could lead to a claim. You have a statutory right to cover for claims arising out of a circumstance that may give rise to a claim against you, if you notify Lawcover in writing during the period of insurance. Early notification allows for early intervention which, in our experience, results in an earlier and more cost-effective resolution.
Top Up Professional Indemnity Insurance – notifying circumstances is essential.
It is common practice in the professional indemnity insurance market for Top Up PII to exclude claims or known circumstances that could give rise to a claim that the insured was aware of but has not notified in writing prior to the commencement of the Top Up PII.
Prompt notification of circumstances is therefore very important under your Top Up PII arrangements.
Accordingly, we encourage you to make appropriate investigations of your partners/staff and notify Lawcover in writing of any claim or matters that in your view, might give rise to a claim, irrespective of value, prior to the expiry of your Top Up PII arrangements.
Who can make a claim?
Lawcover cannot accept claims from persons who believe that they have a claim against an insured solicitor. Claimants should consult an independent solicitor for advice as to whether or not they have an entitlement to claim and how to proceed with that claim.
Claim notification forms may be completed by:
Please forward your PII Claims Notification Form to email@example.com.
If you have any problems completing the questions or submitting the notification, please contact Lawcover on (02) 9264 8855 and ask to speak to one of the Claims Solicitors.
How Your Claim Will Be Managed?
Lawcover’s claims management philosophy is simple:
What should I do if a claim is made or threatened against my law practice?
If you have any queries about your claim, please telephone Lawcover on (02) 9264 8855 and ask to speak to a Claims Solicitor. We will advise you on the progress of your claim.
For further information, please download our brochure
“Information for solicitors facing a Professional Indemnity claim”.