Insurance costs double for some firms of solicitors

No evidence of increased claims to justify rises, says Law Society chief

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
22nd December, 2019
Insurance costs double for some firms of solicitors
Ken Murphy, director general of the Law Society

Solicitors’ firms have been hit with premium increases of up to 100 per cent, the Law Society has been told.

Ken Murphy, director general of the body, said there had been no evidence of increased claims against lawyers‘ professional indemnity insurance plans which would lead to increases.

A briefing note from the society‘s insurance committee found that generally increases were around 10 per cent. Murphy said that there were a range of increases reported...

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