Law Mutual (WA), a division of the Law Society of Western Australia, arranges Professional Indemnity Insurance arrangements on behalf of Western Australian practitioners.
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 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 2019/2020 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 2020/2021 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 2019 to 28 February 2020, 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
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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Notification of Exemption 2019/20 – Renewal or New Notifications Only
Notification of Exemption 2018/19 – Renewal or New Notifications Only
Notification of Exemption 2019/20 – Change of Exemption Sub Regulation Only
Notification of Exemption 2018/19 – Change of Exemption Sub Regulation Only
Notification of Exemption 2019/20 – Update of Details Only
Notification of Exemption 2018/19 – Update of Details Only
Notice by National Law Practices in relation to Exemptions from Law Mutual Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements 2019/2020
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