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What’s employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)?

Employee disputes can happen despite your best efforts. If you're threatened with legal action, employment practices liability insurance has your back.

How much does professional indemnity insurance cost?

One of the most common questions we’re asked is: How much does professional indemnity insurance cost? Here's why there's not (always) a simple answer.

What is directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance?

Directors' and officers' insurance is a must if you own or help run a business. That's because you can be held personally liable if things go wrong.

What insurance do I need for my business?

What business insurance do I need? What don't you need, more like. If you're after a more helpful answer than that, try reading this.

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What does ‘duty of care’ mean?

As a professional, you have something called a ‘duty of care’ to your clients and staff - both legally and morally. Here's what that means.

Do I need professional indemnity insurance?

Do you offer professional advice, consultancy or specialist services? Then the answer to 'do I need professional indemnity insurance?' is 'yes'. Here's why.

Why deep vein thrombosis can be a threat to your business

Sitting at a desk all day puts people at greater risk of deep vein thrombosis - a potentially fatal blood clot. Here's some ideas for minimising the danger.

Quick professional indemnity insurance guide

What is PI? What does it do? Why does my business need it? Our quick professional indemnity insurance guide answers these and other questions in a flash.

Is employee illness damaging the health of your business?

Can small business health insurance and wellbeing plans help both you and your staff? Yep. Say hello to productivity and goodbye to presenteeism.

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...

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.