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Professional indemnity insurance for architects

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New customers only. Cover on equivalent basis to ours. Qualifying criteria apply. Terms and conditions apply.

Professional indemnity for architects

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:

  • Unintentional breaches of copyright, confidentiality or intellectual property rights
  • Loss of or damage to documents
  • Breach of professional duty
  • Any dishonest, fraudulent or malicious acts by former or present employees
  • Libel or slander

Cover that meets the requirements of the major architectural professional bodies

Our Professional Indemnity Insurance meets the requirements of the major architecture professional bodies, including the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Architects Registration Board.

What's covered?

With Professional Indemnity Insurance from Direct Line for Business you get:

  • From £100,000 to £2m of professional indemnity cover as standard
  • Compensation up to the chosen policy limit
  • Cover for your defence costs, such as lawyers and court costs. These are payable in addition to the policy limit
  • Access to your own specialist claims handler should the worst happen
  • The choice between a monthly and annual policy
  • No admin fee for changes made during the policy period
  • Access to our free 24/7 legal helpline
  • Retro-active cover. Covers your business from the date you first bought a professional indemnity policy*

    * Please keep a record of your previous policies.

  • Click here to find out more about our Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Other insurance for architects

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.

Who needs Professional Indemnity Insurance?

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:

Don't see your profession here? We may still be able to cover you. Give us a call on 0345 878 5555

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