Professional Indemnity Insurance

 

Under Regulation 96 (a) and (b) Legal Profession Regulations 2009 all legal practitioners are required to hold professional indemnity insurance.

Regulation 97(1)(a) of the Regulations provides the following exemption from Regulation 96(a) or (b), relevant to members of the Association:

a barrister who is covered by a policy of professional indemnity insurance that –

(i)         is in a form approved by resolution of the Council of The Western Australian   Bar Association; and
(ii)      provides cover up to a limit which, in the aggregate, is not less than that provided under a certificate
of insurance under the PII arrangement for the period in respect of which exemption is claimed;"

"PII arrangement" means an arrangement made by the Law Society under regulation 84(1)(a).

Barrister” is defined in the Legal Profession Act 2008 as an Australian Legal Practitioner who engages in legal practice solely as a barrister.

For the 2018-2019 year, Bar Council has resolved to approve professional indemnity insurance policies submitted by the following insurers/brokers:

  • AAI Limited (Suncorp)
  • Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd (through Marsh Pty Ltd)
  • CGU Insurance Limited (through its agent Aon Risk Solutions Limited)
  • Insurance Australia Limited (through Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions Pty Ltd)

Members may also take out cover through the Law Mutual Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangements.

The minimum level of cover for 2018-2019 is $2 million for each claim inclusive of costs.

Please note it is the responsibility of each barrister to satisfy him or herself as to the content of the policies on offer, the terms and conditions, and the premium applicable to them.  All inquiries about the policies, including premium information should be directed to the insurers/brokers.  The WABA’s Bar Council is unable to provide recommendations or any advice as to the merits of the policies.

Set out below are the contact particulars for each insurance provider for the 2018-2019 year: 

AAI Limited (Suncorp)

 

Ms Kylie Lansdowne

Product Specialist

Suncorp Professional Risks

GPO Box 3999

SYDNEY   NSW   2001

Phone:    1300 308 950

Email:     sunprorisk@suncorp.com.au

 

Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd (through Marsh Pty Ltd)

 

Ms Wendy Mancini

Senior Account Executive

Financial & Professional Lines - FINPRO

Marsh Pty Ltd

Level 6, 225 St George’s Terrace

PERTH   WA   6000

Phone:    (08) 9289 3828

Email:     wendy.mancini@marsh.com

 

CGU Insurance Ltd (through Aon Risk Solutions Limited)

 

Ms Lucinda Hurst

Client Executive

Aon Risk Solutions

130 George Street

PARRAMATTA   NSW   2124

Phone:    (02) 8623 4037

Email:     lucinda.hurst@aon.com

 

Insurance Australia Limited (through Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions Pty Ltd)

 

Mr Edward Rawnsley

Business Development Director

Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions Pty Ltd

GPO Box 7

BRISBANE   QLD   4001 

Phone:  0432 356 554

Email:   edward.rawnsley@pacificindemnity.com.au

 

For the 2017-2018 year, Bar Council has resolved to approve professional indemnity insurance policies submitted by the following insurers/brokers:

  • AAI Limited (Suncorp)
  • CGU Insurance Limited (through its agent Aon Risk Solutions Limited)
  • Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd (through Marsh Pty Ltd)
  • CGU Insurance Limited (through Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions Pty Ltd)

Members may also take out cover through the Law Mutual Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangements.

The minimum level of cover for 2017-2018 is $2 million for each claim inclusive of costs.

Please note it is the responsibility of each barrister to satisfy him or herself as to the content of the policies on offer, the terms and conditions, and the premium applicable to them.  All inquiries about the policies, including premium information should be directed to the insurers/brokers.  The WABA’s Bar Council is unable to provide recommendations or any advice as to the merits of the policies.

Set out below are the contact particulars for each insurance provider for the 2017-2018 year: 

AAI Limited (Suncorp)


Ms Kylie Lansdowne

Suncorp

GPO Box 3999

SYDNEY   NSW   2001

Phone:    1300 308 950

Email:     sunprorisk@suncorp.com.au

 

CGU Insurance Ltd (through Aon Risk Solutions Limited)

 

Ms Lucinda Hurst

Client Executive

Aon Risk Solutions

130 George Street

PARRAMATTA   NSW   2124

Phone:    (02) 8623 4037

Email:     lucinda.hurst@aon.com

 

Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd (through Marsh Pty Ltd)

 

Ms Wendy Mancini

Senior Account Executive

Financial & Professional Lines - FINPRO

Marsh Pty Ltd

Level 6, 225 St George’s Terrace

PERTH   WA   6000

Phone:    (08) 9289 3828

Email:     wendy.mancini@marsh.com

 

CGU Insurance Limited (through Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions Pty Ltd)

 

Mr E Rawnsley

Business Development Director

Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions Pty Ltd

GPO Box 7

BRISBANE   QLD   4001 

Phone:  0432 356 554

Email:   edward.rawnsley@pacificindemnity.com.au

 

The direct points of contact are:

Peter Steele or Colin Allman

Phone:  1800 00 803 180 or 0413 756 558

Email:   peter.steele@abpremier.com.au