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Insurance for management consultants

Take your own advice: plan for the best, prepare for the worst. Protect your business against negligence claims with comprehensive insurance for management consultants.

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Professional indemnity
from £9.15 a month for £100,000 cover

Professional indemnity insurance defends you against claims of negligence, breach of confidentiality, dishonesty, libel and slander. We offer up to £10,000,000 cover.

Public liability
£4.48 a month
£1,000,000 for physical damage and injuries caused by your business
Employers’ liability
£3.36 a month
£10,000,000 legally required cover for employers
Based on an annual income of up to £25,000. All prices include IPT at 12%. Quote online for turnovers up to £10,000,000, or call and talk to an expert.
Certainty where there isn’t any

Helping your clients plan for the future isn’t easy. If things don’t go according to plan your recommendations will be under scrutiny, making you vulnerable to damaging negligence allegations.

So throw away your crystal ball and get something more reliable instead: management consultants’ business insurance. If things do go wrong, it pays your legal costs and compensates your client. You know you’re protected, whatever happens.

Why do management consultants need professional indemnity insurance?

Now’s a good time to remember an old adage. The one about ‘best laid plans’.

No matter how solid your advice, how innovative your strategies, or how detailed your plans, the thing you can rely on most is that something is bound to go wrong.

Unexpected changes might not always spell disaster, of course – you’re flexible and every plan A has a plan B. But if your clients’ businesses rely on constants, variables are going to cause problems for both of you.

If things don’t go according to (your) plan, it won’t be long before fingers are pointed, accusations are made, solicitors are involved and clients look for payback.

Even if you’re sure you’re right, a claim won’t go away if you ignore it. And there are no shortcuts. Something has to be done.

That’s where management consultants’ professional indemnity insurance comes in. You need it because you have a business to run, because you have limited funds, because you’re not legally trained, and because your reputation matters.

What else is there?

How much professional indemnity insurance do I need?

Neither the Institute of Consulting nor the Management Consultancies Association specify a particular or minimum level of cover. So it’s up to you. Problem is, where do you start?

The thing to bear in mind is that, despite apparent similarities, every management consultant is different and does different things. What’s right for some isn’t right for all and you need to think about what you do, as well as who you do it for and how much it’s worth. In your worst-case scenario, what could go wrong? What’s the most expensive mistake you could make?

If budget allows, you can never have too much cover. Defending you can cost tens of thousands of pounds – and that’s before you add the compensation bill from your client too. Your management consultants’ professional indemnity insurance should be enough to cover all this.

It’s a tricky one to get right. Have a read of this guide or call us if you need more help.

What does professional indemnity insurance cover?

Put simply, negligence claims and allegations made against you by clients and third parties. These will usually be because of mistakes you’ve made or things you’ve failed to do.

Specifically (but depending on the policy wording):

  • Defamation
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Loss of documents or data
  • Negligent misrepresentation or misstatement
  • Employee dishonesty
  • Virus transmission
  • Breach of confidentiality

But that’s not all. Some professional indemnity policies can fix a mistake before your client is even aware of it, thereby preventing a claim in the first place.

Clever stuff.

What else do I need?

If you have any employees, employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement. If an employee suffers an injury or illness as a result of working for your company, they can sue it for damages. Your insurance can cover their compensation, plus any legal fees.

If you visit clients, or they visit you, consider getting some public liability insurance. This covers you if someone is injured, or their property is damaged, and you’re to blame.

Office and property insurance covers the things in your office (furniture, plants, fixed IT equipment etc) and portable insurance covers gadgets and technical equipment away from the office (laptops, tablets, projectors etc). If you’re not sure it’s worth insuring, add it all up – it’s probably worth more than you think.

Business interruption insurance means you can still work when your office is out of action. Be it flood, fire or flea infestation, you’re covered for the costs of setting up elsewhere and for any lost revenue in that time.

If you’re a company boss, you can protect yourself with directors’ and officers’ insurance. Anyone can accuse you of not running your business with due care, and in the UK, company directors are personally liable for their actions. The good thing is this insurance covers your defence costs and any compensation you have to pay. So you can put away your chequebook.

Why choose us?

We know business insurance. And we know how to deliver a stress-free and quick service that can sort out your insurance in a few clicks.

The best part? You can do it all online. From getting a quote to having your documents delivered straight to your inbox.

Don’t worry, though. Our expert advisers are on-hand to answer any questions you might have. Just give us a call.

You won’t have to tackle jargon with us, either. We always speak in plain English and keep everything as simple as possible.

As a bonus, you’ll also get some extras with your insurance:

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