Professional Indemnity and E&O Insurance

Professional Indemnity and E&O Insurance

When Things Go Pear-Shaped – and it’s your fault

If your work involves selling your knowledge, services and expertise to others, then Professional Indemnity insurance (PI - sometimes also known as Errors & Omissions or E&O Insurance) is a must. It’s an essential piece of armour for anyone who could be sued for making a mistake.

In this everything-by-yesterday world, even the most respectable company can find itself in dispute with a client over an error, a delay or alleged breach of contract. 

PI/Professional Indemnity insurance provides indemnity for losses you are legally liable for if you make a mistake or are negligent, or if your product or service is defective, inadequate or fails to perform.

What if...

Allegations are unexpectedly made against your business for:

  • Negligence or breach of duty of care.
  • Negligent mis-statement & defamation – unwitting or intended comments.
  • Infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright, performance and broadcasting rights.
  • Breach of contract.
  • Dishonesty of your partners, directors, employees or freelancers.

Failure to defend your business adequately could cause irreparable reputational damage - not to mention the financial implications.

Professional Indemnity Insurance helps with:

  • Indemnification and Defence costs: legal expenses cover to defend your cause in a dispute - right through to the High Court, if necessary.
  • Rectification: The insurer may pay to rectify the problem to mitigate costs and avoid an expensive liability claim.
  • Outstanding fees: If a dissatisfied client threatens legal action and defaults on fee payment, the policy can cover outstanding fees.

We can help you review your contractual obligations to identify the extent of indemnities that your clients require.

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“We thought that we had exhausted all options for our type of business. La Playa completely understood the field we operated in and provided us with new options - and then shopped around for us to get a better price.”

Sue L, Life Sciences

 

Ready to work with us?

You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

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About La Playa Science & Technology

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language.  We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business. 

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for science and technology
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture

Seamless insurance across UK and US

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

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Hanna Beaumont FIRM

DIRECTOR, CORPORATE

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 200664

Mobile: +44 (0) 7795 473071

Email: hanna.beaumont@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @HannaBLaPlaya