Senior appointment signals Miller’s growing investment in UK professions sector

News Article - 17/05/2019 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Practice Management

Ed Pickard has joined Miller as part of a concerted effort by its leading Professions team to redefine the insurance market’s approach to large law firms. He will head up the UK Professions retail team, with a focus on expanding Miller...

Senior appointment signals Miller’s growing investment in UK professions sector

News Article - 14/05/2019 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Marketing & BD

Ed Pickard has joined Miller as part of a concerted effort by its leading Professions team to redefine the insurance market’s approach to large law firms. He will head up the UK Professions retail team, with a focus on expanding Miller...

The SRA's review of the residential conveyancing market - our opinion

News Article - 11/04/2019 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Knowledge Management

At the beginning of April 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its 72 page thematic report into the residential conveyancing market, which our team of experts have reviewed. 

Here at Miller, we...

Brexit - are you ready?

News Article - 11/03/2019 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Practice Management

As the UK heads towards Brexit, Tim Jackson urges directors and officers of all UK businesses to act now to ensure they do not fall foul of changing rules and regulations.

Brexit has dominated politics, the media and many...

Storm warning for solicitors' PI insurance

News Article - 11/02/2019 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Practice Management

The competitive wind has changed in the solicitors’ professional indemnity (PI) insurance market, while regulatory changes and the ground-rent scandal could spell trouble for lawyers.

The purple patch, which saw...

Miller Insurance: What now for the proposed SRA PI reforms?

News Article - 14/12/2018 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

We react to the reports that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have put their reforms for the professional indemnity (PI) insurance market on the back-burner.

In March 2018, the SRA published a consultation “...

Are you yet to receive a professional indemnity insurance renewal quotation?

Resource - 11/09/2018 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

After the high profile exit of Libra Managers, a Lloyd’s backed Managing General Agent (MGA), last month from the solicitor’s professional indemnity insurance market, questions are being asked as to the sustainability of the current...

Law and disorder? How the legal profession is adapting to the millennial generation

Resource - 10/09/2018 : human resources, Law firm insurance, Lawyers insurance, millennials, millennials recruitment, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI, solicitors professional indemnity, talent retention, Human Resources, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Law and disorder? Not necessarily.

It’s the era of the millennial. By 2020, millennials — those born between 1980 and 2000 — will make up more than one-third of the global workforce. As law firms compete for that talent...

Your September solicitors' PI checklist

Resource - 03/09/2018 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

If your law firm still hasn’t found professional indemnity insurance then you shouldn’t worry – providing you act soon. Here’s what you should do.

Those firms that still haven’t got insurance by now will...

How law firms can strengthen cybersecurity: Travelers' definitive whitepaper

Resource - 03/09/2018 : cyber, cyber insurance, Law firm insurance, Lawyers insurance, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI, solicitors professional indemnity, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Power of Attorney: How law firms can strengthen cybersecurity
Whitepaper by Travelers

Imagine for a moment how you would conduct business if you were unable to communicate with your clients. What if you could not...

Three essential lessons to avoid property fraud

Resource - 16/08/2018 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

With property fraud on the rise, law firms need to be increasingly careful to avoid being duped. The risk of professional embarrassment, as well as a hefty increase in their insurance costs should a client bring a claim against them, are too...

Are you getting a good deal on PI insurance?

Resource - 15/08/2018 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

There’s a myth that it’s hard to find insurers willing to cover small law firms. I recently asked a group of sole practitioners in Birmingham how many insurers or managed general agents they thought there were in this part of the...

What are the risks and benefits of accepting early renewal offers on professional indemnity insurance?

Resource - 09/07/2018 : Insurance for lawyers, Professional insurance for solicitors, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI Insurance, Solicitors PII, Risk & Compliance, Practice Management

Most solicitors will accept an early renewal offer for professional indemnity (PI) insurance if given the opportunity, rather than go to the open market to find a new policy, according to a survey conducted by Miller of law firms. An...

Travelers – use of email

Resource - 25/06/2018 : Law firm insurance, Lawyers insurance, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI, solicitors professional indemnity, Risk & Compliance

Email is now the principal method of communication for most businesses including lawyers and their clients and contacts. The risks are similar to those that lawyers have always faced with written communication but for email they are increased by...

Travelers – fraud and dishonesty

Resource - 18/06/2018 : Law firm insurance, Lawyers insurance, Solicitors insurance, Solicitors PI, solicitors professional indemnity, Risk & Compliance

Dishonesty in law firms

Theft, fraud and dishonesty are a risk for all businesses, but law firms are doubly vulnerable. Not only do they often have significant amounts of money in their accounts, they are also at risk of...