Expert views and insight across our specialist areas.
Cyber incidents in law firms - FAQs answered
Many firms, especially in the legal sector, don’t see cyber-attacks as a credible threat and therefore fail to protect themselves sufficiently. As recent incidents have shown, fines are actively being given by the Information Commissioner’s Office for insufficient handling of cyber incidents and claims are being made following a cyber-attack. Our cyber for law firms specialist, Sam Jobling answers some of our most frequently asked questions.
Law firms - risks of reducing your limit of professional indemnity cover
With the cost of excess layer insurance remaining high, it may seem like a good idea to simply stop buying or reduce the additional levels of professional indemnity (PI) cover. This is certainly a question we’ve been asked by firms over the past few years; however it is not a decision that should be taken lightly.
Key takeaways from BIBA 2023
It was a busy few days for the Miller teams in Manchester for BIBA this year, but what a few days it was! Our Construction expert, Dave Cahill, shares his key takeaways from the conference.
Construction PI - Top tips for building the best insurer submission
Providing insurers with a high-quality risk submission is essential to giving your firm the best chance of obtaining favourable professional indemnity (PI) terms.
External perspectives: Minimising the risk of supply chain insolvency in the construction sector
In conjunction with HLME and Charles Russell Speechlys, Miller presents the perspectives of a Construction Project Manager, Construction Lawyer, and Construction Insurance expert on ways to help shield the construction industry from the growing threat of insolvency risk.
Space law – the next big thing for commercial solicitors?
The space sector is one of the most exciting growth areas for UK industry. With unique commercial challenges due to its complex nature and rapidly changing regulatory requirements, it’s an exciting new area of law that solicitors may consider embarking into. Our Solicitors’ PII expert, Sam Pye shares her thoughts.
Merger & acquisition activity in law firms - key risk considerations
In the second of our two articles focusing on M&A activity in the legal sector, Miller’s Solicitors’ PII expert, Sam Pye discusses the importance of a comprehensive due diligence process and the key risk considerations firms need to be aware of before signing on the dotted line.
External perspective: Law firm deals and insurance traps
In the first of two articles focusing on M&A activity in the legal sector, Frank Maher - partner at Legal Risk LLP – shares his insights into recent acquisition trends and the possible implications on a firm’s insurances.
Construction contract terms explained - fitness for purpose
Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry, has published a non-binding recommendation outlining six key contract terms that should be avoided to ensure a fair allocation of risk and better project outcomes, along with guidance on how best to implement it. As a Professional Services member of Build UK and risk adviser, we offer our thoughts on one of those contract terms, fitness for purpose.
Fire prevention on construction sites – 10th Edition of the Joint Code of Practice
In August 2022, the Fire Protection Association published the 10th edition of its Joint Code of Practice on the Protection from Fire of Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation (JCOP or the Code). In this article, Head of UK & International Construction, Steve Cox discusses the original objective of the Code, provides a summary of the key aspects and details the most recent changes.