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Professional indemnity insurance for engineers

Engineering risks are many and varied. Professional indemnity insurance for engineers protects your business and helps put it on a firm footing.

What kinds of professional indemnity insurance claims are there?

Who needs professional indemnity insurance? Who doesn't, more like. Here are some examples of what can go wrong, and how much it costs.

Copyright architectural drawings : how architects can protect intellectual property

Architects must share their drawings when pitching, but how can they protect their intellectual property? Are architectural drawings protected by copyright?

Out of the mouths of architects

Wish you could pick other architects’ brains before setting up your business? Well, no need because we’ve done it for you. Take a look at these top tips...

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What to include in an architect’s business plan – advice from one architect to another

What do experienced architects wish they'd known before they set up on their own? Advice for architects on writing a business plan.

Architect Q&A: How to start an architecture firm

We spoke to Simon Laird of Simon Laird Associates about how he came to start his own architecture firm, what he learned, and what advice he'd give a newbie.

Hours worked by new architecture firms

Starting your own business is tempting. How many hours can someone starting their own architecture practice expect to work?

Do architects need insurance?

Here's why architects need insurance. This architect's professional indemnity claim protected her after she got into hot water trying to help her client.

Professional indemnity claims: free advice costs thousands

Sometimes, being the good samaritan can cause more problems than it solves. Here's how a sweet old old lady came down hard on a well-meaning architect.

Starting an architecture practice – the nine year itch

At what point in their career do architects consider starting an architecture practice? What are the pros and cons of going it alone as an architect?

Why it pays for architects to have run-off cover

Architects and professionals working in construction who are no longer trading need run-off cover so their professional indemnity insurance stays in place.

CDM 2015, principal designers, and PI insurance

CDM co-ordinator is no more. Step up, the principal designer. FIne in theory, but does it mean extra risk? And if so, what can you do about it?