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Home » Business » Business Insurance » Commercial Insurance » Professional Indemnity Insurance » Professional indemnity insurance for IT consultants

Professional indemnity insurance for IT consultants is vital because you may face claims from both your clients and the end user. With potential errors around data protection, programming issues and failure of software, among others, a mistake on the part of an IT consultant can have a serious financial impact on a business.

  • Comprehensive cover
  • Cover limits from £50,000 to £25 million
  • Policies start at £100
  • Optional extensions available
  • Dedicated claims team

The Alan Boswell Group Difference

ABG difference - professional indemnity insurance for IT consultants

We’ve worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK for more than 30 years, so we understand the challenges you face and the importance of providing independent, impartial and practical insurance advice. Our professional indemnity insurance specialists work with a select panel of insurers to ensure you have the right level of cover for your business – and provide expert advice – at a competitive price.

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Professional indemnity insurance for IT consultants in detail

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover for legal costs and compensation claims from third parties. These may arise as a result of providing negligent advice or services resulting in financial loss.

Our specialist PI policy provides cover for a wide range of IT consultants, including hardware consultants, web designers and software vendors.

  • Civil liability If a client or end user suffers financial losses because of any advice, information or designs you provided, PI will cover legal costs, awards and settlements for your business and your employees.
  • Breach of contract If you break a contract to supply design services or IT-related products, this will be covered by your policy.
  • Breach of confidentiality If your client has entrusted your business with confidential information, including personal details, and these are unintentionally shared without their permission.
  • Defamation, libel and slander You may accidentally damage someone’s reputation in the process of conducting your business, resulting in legal action and compensation being awarded. PI will cover these costs up to the value of your cover limit.
  • Intellectual property (IP) infringement If you unintentionally copy or plagiarise the work of another organisation, or suggest that your client does, you may be pursued by the copyright holder or your client for loss of income.
  • Loss of documents Covers the cost of the replacement or restoration of documents in the care of your business.
  • Formal investigation If you are investigated by your professional or regulatory body, PI will help defend any legal action brought against you.
  • Employee dishonesty Provides cover if your customers suffer a loss caused by a dishonest or fraudulent act by a member of your team.
  • Unpaid fees Legal cover if you pursue unpaid fees and your client threatens to counter sue if you proceed.
  • Pollution This can be added to your policy if advice or designs result in environmental damage.

PI is for third-party losses, so you will need a separate cyber liability policy to protect your own business against these risks.

You need adequate professional indemnity insurance even if you’re providing your advice or services for free.

FAQs

  • The recommended amount of cover (often referred to as a “limit of indemnity”) varies according to your contracts or any professional/industry bodies you belong too. It depends upon the type of work undertaken, typical contract values and a host of other factors. If you want guidance on a suitable professional indemnity limit, either contact us or speak to your professional or industry body.

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