Brian is a Partner at Lockton specialising in Professional Indemnity Insurance for all professions, particularly for Solicitors, IFA's, Insurance Brokers and Surveyors. In addition to managing a portfolio of clients, he has a leading role in negotiations with insurers. Brian has a wealth of experience in structuring and administrating group insurance solutions - most recently for the Quality Solicitors group.
Latest articles by Brian Boehmer
30 April 2021
How long does it take for a mistake to be discovered?
The time it takes to discover a mistake, error or negligent act can vary hugely. We have seen claims which are notified almost immediately after the negligent act took place, to the other extreme where one matter (residential conveyancing) was reported 38 years after the work was carried out. Those claims discovered quickly have the potential for rectification however social engineering fraud claims, where money is wired to an imposter purporting to be the client, can be difficult to mitigate in terms of retrieving the funds, as they are often swiftly transferred to multiple accounts overseas, never to be seen again. Claims which arise years after the fee earners have left or from work no longer carried out by the firm, can be particularly difficult to defend: lack of information, attendance notes or files destroyed or lost, mean firms are left floundering to defend themselves.Read More
27 January 2021
Guidance -Risk Management - General
Solicitors Guidance - How to select your indemnity limit
Top-up insurance for solicitors (also known as excess layer insurance) is coverage that is placed above, or in excess of, the compulsory primary indemnity limit set out by the solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).Read More
23 December 2020
News -Legal/regulatory changes, Cyber
Important Bulletin: Introduction of a New IUA Cyber Exclusion Clause
We wanted to make you aware of recent developments that are likely to impact on a number of new professional indemnity insurance policies commencing on or after the 1st January 2021. It is important to stress that the developments that we are advising upon today, will not impact any policy that is currently in place.Read More