RMEP Premium Discounts
RMEP Premium Discounts – 2020/21
|3 x Principals Workshops||7.5%||All principals of a law practice must complete at least 3 Principals Workshops. All 3 workshops must be completed by each principal within 3 years of completion of the first workshop by that principal.|
|5 x Principals Workshops||10%||All principals of a law practice must complete all 5 Principals Workshops. All 5 workshops must be completed by each principal within 3 years of completion of the first workshop by that principal.|
Practices that achieve an initial discount of 7.5% can increase the discount to 10% by completing the remaining 1 or 2 Principals Workshops within 1 year.
After a law practice has become eligible for a premium discount by completing the workshops above, it can maintain its eligibility in future policy years provided all principals successfully complete one of the Maintenance Events each policy year.
- Traps in Costs
- Traps in Sale and Purchase of Business
- Traps in Family Law
- Traps in Litigation
- Traps in Property: Conveyancing
- Traps in Property: Mortgages & Leases
- Traps in Wills & Estates
Claims Prevention Seminars
- One Day Claims Prevention Seminar
- Regional and Suburban Claims Prevention Roadshows
|Other RMEP Premium Discount Conditions|
|Attendance by all Principals||
In order to obtain the RMEP discount, all principals must have successfully completed the required Risk Management Workshops or Maintenance Events before 30 June 2020.
Where a law practice satisfies the requirements for initial eligibility, but one or more of the principals fails to successfully complete at least 1 Maintenance Event before 30 June 2020, the law practice will lose its premium discount in 2020/21. The discount may be reinstated in the following policy year if the one or more principals who failed to complete the Maintenance Event attend 2 Maintenance Events in the following policy year. The remaining principals will be required to attend only 1 Maintenance Event.
Where a law practice fails to complete its maintenance requirements for 2 or more policy years, it will be required to comply with the initial eligibility requirements to again be eligible for the discount.
Employment or promotion of a new principal in a law practice may affect the law practice’s discount eligibility if the principal does not attend the required number of Principals Workshops.
To maintain eligibility the new principal is required to attend the relevant Principals Workshops before 30 June 2020.
If the new principal has successfully completed the relevant Principals Workshops in the last 3 policy years (while they were working at another law practice for example), they will not be required to attend the Principals Workshops again, however they will be subject to the usual requirements for ongoing eligibility (successfully completing 1 Maintenance Event each policy year).
If the new principal joins the law practice from 1 January 2020 and is unable to attend all the Principals Workshops before 30 June 2020, the law practice will retain its current RMEP discount provided the new principal:
Lawcover reserves the right to review ongoing RMEP discounts which are subject to Lawcover’s discretion.
Policy Year is the duration of your Lawcover PII policy commencing 1 July and ending 30 June (12 months).
Successful completion of a Workshop or Maintenance Event requires payment, attendance and participation for the full duration of the Workshop or Maintenance Event.
Principals are sole practitioners, partners and legal practitioner directors of a law practice.
Other Premium Discounts – 2020/21
|LAW 9000 or ISO 9001||12.5%||
Law practices are entitled to this premium discount if they are certified to the requisite standard by 30 June 2020. A copy of their current certificate must be provided confirming that certification will remain current for the following
Please note that the LAW 9000 or ISO 9001 discounts are NOT cumulative with the RMEP discounts.
|Criminal Law||20%||For law practices whose Gross Fee Income for the prior year is exclusively derived from:
|Low Claims or No Claims Discount||Up To 15%||A law practice may receive a claims discount if it has had a good claims experience for five consecutive years.|
- The total maximum premium discount of any type achievable for any law practice is 30%
- This includes any Risk Management premium discount, no claims discount and criminal law discount that might be applicable
- Some law practices pay the minimum premium based on low GFI. For 2019/20, the minimum premium is $220.00, including GST and stamp duty (if applicable)
- It is important to note that the premium discounts referred to on this page do not apply where a law practice pays the minimum premium
- Where a law practice pays more than the minimum premium, but the application of a premium discount would result in a premium of less than the minimum, the law practice will only be entitled to a discount which generates the minimum premium