Access Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) forms and other resources for the indemnity period 2015/2016 in this section.
Insurance Status of Firm
Please note that information on the current professional indemnity insurance (“PII”) provider for each firm is available under Firm Insurance Details.
PII Forms & Resources
Click on the links below for the latest PII forms, news and resources:
For information on run-off cover, including the Run-off Fund, the Special Purpose Fund Manager and Run-off Fund Guidelines, see the Run-off cover section. Information regarding the 2015/2016 indemnity period will be added shortly.
Guide to Renewal
The 2015/2016 Guide to Renewal incudes tips for renewal, information on changes to the PII terms for the 2015/2016 indemnity period and a guide to insurers and brokers. Download the Guide to Renewal 2015/2016.
For the 2014/2015 Guide to Renewal, see Other PII Resources.
2014/2015 and previous
Information for previous indemnity periods can be found under Other PII Resources.
Current PII Regulations & minimum terms and conditions
Common Proposal Form
The editable Common Proposal Form for 2015/2016 and also for 2016/2017 can both be downloaded below - each form is a large file so it may take a few moments to open. Please save it to your computer before you complete the form.
Current indemnity period (2015/2016)
Use this form to apply for any insurance that will commence before 1 December 2016 (the 2015/2016 indemnity period), unless otherwise directed by your broker:
Next indemnity period (2016/2017)
Use this form to apply for any insurance that will commence after 1 December 2016 (the 2016/2017 indemnity period), unless otherwise directed by your broker:
Please note: A certificate of good standing is not required to be included with the common proposal form as part of your PII application.
A list of participating insurers for the 2015/2016 indemnity period is now available - see the list of 2015/16 insurers.
For a list of insurers for 2014/2015, see Other PII Resources.
All insurers are required to leave quotes to firms open for a period of not less than 10 working days. This requirement was introduced in the 2012/2013 indemnity period and remains in place for the 2015/2016 indemnity period.
Rating of Insurers
See the Society’s practice note of November 2014 on the financial rating of insurers.
PIA and Special Purpose Fund
Access the Participating Insurers Agreement 2015/16 (PIA). Insurers are reminded that the PIA needs to be completed fully, signed and submitted in hard copy to the current SPF Manager (Triton) on or before close of business on 1 November 2015. The Society has no power to grant any extension of this deadline. As such, if the form is not submitted to Triton on or before 1 November 2015, you will not be permitted to act as a participating insurer in the market in 2015/2016.
It should be noted that the minimum level of participation in the Special Purpose Fund (SPF) for any insurer who signs the Participating Insurers Agreement will be 1%.
Queries or applications to the SPF Manager should be directed to Triton Claims Ireland Limited, 83 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 - phone 01 563 2137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of brokers, who have expressed their willingness to arrange PII cover from the qualified insurers for the 2015/2016 indemnity period is now available - see the list of brokers for 2015/16.
Firms have a statutory obligation to ensure that their PII confirmation of cover is provided by their broker through the Society’s online confirmation of cover system on or before Friday 4 December 2015. Brokers can access this system, using their login and password, at www.lawsociety.ie/lawpii/. If any broker has difficulty confirming cover, please contact Veronica Donnelly.
For a list of brokers for 2014/15, see Other PII Resources.
Login for brokers
Brokers can log in to www.lawsociety.ie/lawpii/ with their username and password. If any broker has difficulty confirming cover, please contact Veronica Donnelly.
Confirmation of Cover
Confirmation of cover for 2015/2016 must be provided to the Law Society no later than close of business on Friday 4 December 2015. It is the statutory responsibility of the solicitor firm to ensure that such confirmation of cover is provided to the Law Society in the required online form.
Brokers must furnish the Society with confirmation of cover on behalf of the firm via the Society’s website. Such confirmation must include your policy number, and confirmation of cover cannot be provided until the policy is actually in place.
It is noted that some firms who have confirmed PII cover to the Society during 2015 have a coverage period that extends past 30 November 2015. Such firms are still required to re-confirm cover for 2015/2016 with the Society by 4 December 2015.
Please note that your firm will not be reflected as having PII in place on the Society’s “Find a Firm” online search facility until the Society has received the required online confirmation of cover, and the Law Society’s system has been updated.
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.
PII Policy Documentation
Details of the ARP policy, ARP premium schedule, run-off policy, run-off rules and SPF Management Committee rules for 2015/2016 will be published shortly.
More PII information
For more PII information including statutory instruments, Society President's Bulletins, a list of Risk Management Consultants and information on previous indemnity periods, see Other PII Resources.
PII Helpline for Solicitors
The Law Society operates a helpline to assist firms in dealing with the professional indemnity insurance queries. The helpline can be contacted by phoning 01 879 8707 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and is available Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
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