Legal Defence Costs / Legal Professional Indemnity Insurance

What is Legal Defence Costs Insurance and why do you need it?

This policy is designed, in general terms, to provide for emergency legal advice, day or night, and to meet legal costs if a Partner, Director or Employee of a Member Firm is wrongly sued, or charged with a work related criminal offence.

The types of legal defence costs included are:

Criminal Offences under any Statute arising in the course of the conduct of the Professional Practice.

Traffic Offences arising from work related events, except for those that are alcohol or drug related, related to logbooks, overloading, road user charges, or speeding including dangerous or excessive speed.