Law Mutual is the unincorporated association or body of persons who contribute to the Law Mutual Fund for the purpose of obtaining professional indemnity insurance and which is:

(a) provided with administrative services by the Society as trustee of the Law Mutual Fund under the business name “Law Mutual (WA)”;
(b) by s 329 of the Legal Profession Act 2008 (WA) and under the name “Law Mutual (WA)”, continued as an entity under that Act; and
(c) a company within the definition of that term in s 995-1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth).

Under the Legal Profession Act 2008 the Law Society of Western Australia is required to make professional indemnity insurance arrangements for practitioners and former practitioners. Under the Legal Profession Regulations 2009, the Law Society of Western Australia is required to enter into arrangements with one or more insurers for professional indemnity insurance for practitioners and former practitioners.

Risk Management

Risk Management Law Mutual’s risk management mandate is stated in its Risk Management Policy (for insureds). The mandate is to assist insureds to manage the risk of professional liability in the provision of legal services.

Law Mutual (WA) offers a range of Risk Management seminars for 2020/2021 insurance year that are focused on the needs of different categories of practitioners and Law Practices and various types of claims.

Please note that there is no requirement to attend a Law Mutual (WA) risk management seminar.

However, law practices will be able to obtain a 5% discount on their total Annual Contribution Amount for the 2021/2022 insurance year, if all of the partners or practitioner directors and at least 80% of the employed practitioners of the law practice have attended at least two (2) hours of Law Mutual (WA) approved risk management training in the period 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2021, subject to certain requirements of declaration and documentary evidence of attendance being produced upon request.

Law Mutual (WA) also provides tools and resources such as the Risk Control Map and Practice Management and Matter Management Guidelines to assist practitioners. »read more


The Insurance Arrangements are governed by the Legal Profession Act 2008, the Legal Profession Regulations 2009 and the Master Policy.

Insurance premiums can be paid by EFT, cheque, credit card or premium funding. Regulations require law practices to pay their full annual contribution and administration levy by 15 May preceding the commencement of the Insurance Year (Regulations 83 and 88). »read more

COVID-19 Pandemic

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, Law Mutual (WA) has changed the payment terms for coverage under the insurance arrangements for the 2020/2021 insurance year. The details of the changes can be found here.


Law Mutual (WA) manages claims against a law practice or practitioners insureds) in accordance with its Claims Management Policy.

As stated in the Policy, Law Mutual’s aim in managing claims is to:

  • ensure that insureds are financially protected and able to continue to offer legal services; and
  • compensate the consumers of legal services for loss caused by its insureds professional negligence.

An insured can  make a claim with Law Mutual (WA) by downloading and submit a Notify us of a Claim form.  We will do our best to ensure the  claim is handled as swiftly and efficiently as possible to avoid further distress. For more information please call us on (08) 9481 3111. »read more


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