Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional reputation counts.

If you provide advice or consultancy services to clients, professional indemnity is a critical consideration. It protects you against legal action and financial loss such as legal costs and damage claims resulting from alleged malpractice or professional misconduct, and any of duty in providing a professional service. Gallagher can tailor a Professional Indemnity Insurance solution to meet the specific needs of your business.

There are many moving parts to Professional Indemnity Insurance (PI) - from public relations costs, through to civil liability and claims investigation, to name but a few - and the key is to have the best advice, relevant to your particular situation.

As at end of March 2017, gross incurred claims for Professional Indemnity stood at $1.137bn*.

The cost of not having Professional Indemnity cover

Each state has different requirements for PI cover, with some states applying a mandatory requirement before an operating license is granted. Premiums vary depending on the level of PI cover required. It is important that you fully understand your risk exposure to ensure the insurance solution you purchase protects your business and reputation.

Every policy has its own set of exclusions which we would advise all clients to fully understand when they discuss their levels of insurance cover to ensure it meets their specific needs.

*Source: Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statstics - APRA

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We get to know you, your needs and the structure of your business. We identify where the key risks exist and where gaps in coverage that may be. From there we develop a robust risk management and insurance response to the specific nature of your business and seek the best available cover.

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What does PI cover?

Amongst others, professional indemnity insurance covers the following:

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    Professional misconduct, including negligent and/or dishonest actions of employees
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    Copyright infringement and breach of the conditions set out in the Trade Practice Act
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    Breach of consumer, competition and fair trading
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    Breach of duty, including privacy infringement, confidentiality and other privacy related issues
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    Violation of intellectual property rights
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    Defamation, libel or slander - resulting in public relations and reputation management costs
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    Damages or loss of important documents

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