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.
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
If you need to make a claim with Law Mutual (WA) please download and submit a Notify us of a Claim form. We will do our best to ensure your 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
Annual Information Booklet
Risk Management Presentations
Matter Management Guidelines
Introduction to Risk Management
Introduction to Practice and Matter Management Guidelines
Matter Management Guidelines – Screening & Engaging
Screening Clients for Conflicts Seminar
Client Engagement Agreements
You are not my client are you
2016/2017 Risk Management Presentations
Law Mutual (WA) News
- August 2018: The PEXA Guarantee
- July 2018: Is Email the ‘Weakest Link’?
- February 2018: 10 Tips to Protect You from Email Fraud
- December 2017: Email Scam Warning
Please note, the hyperlinks within some editions may not work due to reference material being removed.
2019/20 Risk Management Programme
2019/20 Annual Information Booklet
2019/20 Master Policy
2019/20 Master Policy Explanatory Notes
2018/19 Annual Information Booklet
2018/19 Master Policy
2017/18 Annual Information Booklet
2017/18 Master Policy
2017/18 Explanatory Notes
2018/19 Risk Management Programme
Senior Advisors Panel
Legal Profession Act 2008
Legal Profession Regulations 2009
2019/20 Form 1A – Additional Practitioner
2019/20 Form A – Sole Practitioners and Partnerships
2019/20 Form B – Low Fee Earners
2019/20 Form C – Incorporated Legal Practice
2018/19 Form A – Sole Practitioners and Partnerships
2018/19 Form B – Low Fee Earners
2018/19 Form C – Incorporated Legal Practice
2018/19 Form 1A – Additional Practitioner
Notification of Exemption 2019/20 – Renewal or New Notifications Only
Notification of Exemption 2018/19 – Renewal or New Notifications Only
Notification of Exemption 2018/19 – Change of Exemption Sub Regulation Only
Notification of Exemption 2018/19 – Update of Details Only
Application for Law Practices Claiming Exemption from the Western Australian Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements 2019/20
Application for Law Practices Claiming Exemption from the Western Australian Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements 2018/19
Notify us of a Claim form
Risk Management Seminar Registration
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Postal: PO Box Z5345 Perth WA 6831
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