Law Mutual (WA) Overview

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 (WA) offers a range of Risk Management seminars for 2017/2018 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 2018/2019 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 2017 to 28 February 2018, 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

Insurance

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

Claims

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

Publications

Law Mutual (WA) News

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