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.
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.
Solicitors Risk Management Podcast Series: Episode 2 - File Requests
In the second of our solicitor focused risk management podcast series, Joe Bryant from Beale Co Solicitors and Andrew Rose, Claims Executive from Miller talk us through how file requests can often be the first sign of a client's discontent and what firms need to do.
Solicitors Risk Management Podcast Series: Episode 3 - Notifications
In the third episode of our podcast series, Joe Bryant from Beale & Co Solicitors and Andrew Rose, Claims Executive from Miller talk us through notifications and what law firms should advise their insurers on.
Solicitors Risk Management Podcast Series: Episode 1 - Conflicts of Interest
In the first of our solicitor focused risk management podcast series, Joe Bryant from Beale Co Solicitors and Andrew Rose, Claims Executive from Miller talk us through what a conflict of interest is, when a firm can and can't continue to act for a client, and best practice.
Top tips for navigating your PII renewal and preparing your submission for insurers
In the absence of a face-to-face meeting with insurers, your proposal form and renewal submission are the face of your firm when they are considering your practice and the risk it presents. Below, our Solicitors' PII specialist Kerry Greenwood provides some top tips on how to best present your firm to insurers.
Unbundled legal services - risks and mitigations
Given the current climate, it’s understandable that law firms might look for ways to innovate and maintain their financial security. One of these avenues is the provision of unbundled legal services. We explain the risks, mitigation steps a firm can take, and what to consider below.