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What is “top up” professional indemnity insurance?

Your current Professional indemnity insurance may only currently be the compulsory limit imposed  by the Law Society limit, but is it enough?

The Law Society Professional Indemnity protects Solicitors against claims of negligence or other act, error or omission made against them by a client. But this type of insurance only goes so far. Depending on the area of law you practice in and the size of your client, this cover may not be enough. You may need to top it up with higher limits.

While most claims are settled out of court and confidentially, there is enough precedent set to show that not all claims will remain less than the Law Society’s limit of indemnity. You may need more

Who does it affect?

If you are unfortunate enough to have a claim for more tor than the current compulsory layer, then it could be you personally or your company that will be liable for the difference (depending on how you are structured). Can you really afford to pay above your current limit? Can your family afford to lose their home when it could have been protected with some extra cover?

Why is it useful?

Losing a claim made against you can result in enormous costs and expenses. Some of these claims take years to settle, leaving a large bill for court costs and legal expenses. Even when successful, defending a claim can be costly. Can you be sure your current limit is enough? Why not give yourself some extra “peace of mind”.

Who can help?

Professional indemnity is a complex and specialised area of insurance. If you want to know more about the professional indemnity policies and conditions relevant to your profession, contact a specialist insurance broker such as Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd.

Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd acts as your Broker and is not locked into facilities or schemes where you are locked into set rates. An insurance broker's role is to act as your representative and work in your interests, seeking the best cover at the best price for you from market knowledge.

Robert Cooper has more than twenty years specialising in Professional Indemnity Insurance across a wide range of professions. He is one of the most qualified Insurance Brokers in Australia and is ready to assist you.

So call a good Insurance Broker. Call CPR - Experts who will save you.

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If you listen to the Podcast on this link you will here Robert Cooper explain to his Accountant why Small Business stands to lose if Insurance Brokers are not there to advise start up businesses and established businesses about the risks their occupation carries and how they can deal with them. Simply because they will not want to pay the fees that would be charged. Currently instead, Insurance Companies pay the Broker after the Insurance has been placed with them. Perhaps the premiums will appear a bit cheaper in the first year? Then they will question the fees an Insurance Broker puts on top and finds they can go to the Internet and obtain the same cover at the same price. However, they will not have the constant advice and claims advocacy that comes with an Insurance Broker. The big loser is definitely the Consumer as direct insurers give absolutely no advice, only price.

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Robert Cooper - one of 100 faces of small business

This week it was announced as part of Small Business Week,  that Robert has been named one of the 100 faces of small business for a State Government promotion on the great value that small businesses play in the State of Queensland.

You can see Robert's entry here:

It is the third accolade for CPR Insurance Services in a month and after seven and a half years in business is a real pep up for the company.

For Robert, it is the culmination of many years experience, becoming well qualified, experiencing the highs and lows of a career and always wanting to contribute to his community. Sometimes, these things just come together and you receive recognition for your efforts.

Robert says that there is no doubt that starting your own business is a huge challenge, but with the right research and planning, the right people around you and a good set of values that you apply to the vision of the company, you have a very good chance of making it all succeed.

Robert says he is lucky. He has a strong supportive Wife, Mandy, who is also part of the business, along with efficient and hard working staff such as Julia McLauchlan and Aidan Harmer who are building up their own skills in a learning environment. 

However, the most important and most supportive people for CPR Insurance Services are our clients who have stuck by us and supported us over the past seven years. Our focus remains on providing the best possible service we can and always acting in their best interests. To all our clients, we say thank you!

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