A key part of every architect's role is to provide professional, reliable advice to their clients. Every architect knows how much is at stake. A fault in a building design could have a major impact on a significant investment and even affect the health and safety of the public.
If something does go wrong and negligence is alleged, it could mean your client sues. To make sure you or your practice is covered, you’ll need to have professional indemnity (PI) insurance in place to cover what could be a costly legal defence and compensation pay out.
PI insurance is also popular among architects as some public sector organisations (including local authorities) and most medium-to-large companies will insist on contractors having the cover in place before agreeing to work with them. So, having this cover in place can be an important part of a sound business development strategy as well as way to cover your professional work against risks such as:
In addition to PI cover, public liability insurance is an essential cover for architects. This will cover your business against accidents that cause injury or damage to a member of the public, and the claims that may be brought against your business as a result.
Any business that offers a professional service, gives advice or handles a client’s data or intellectual property may need professional indemnity insurance to cover the work that they do.
We provide cover for a range of professions, including:
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