Legal representation and employment disputes insurance
Specialist cover against employment disputes, official investigations and other matters from £5 a month
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Frequently asked questions
What kind of claims does legal representation and employment disputes insurance cover against?
Legal representation and employment disputes insurance covers against a wide range of scenarios, such as:
- Following an accident at your business, the health and safety executive informs you that it is carrying out an investigation. You are covered for the costs and expenses of the investigation.
- Following an allegation of fraud, you are asked to attend a police interview. You are covered for the costs and expenses of attending the interview.
- A former employee alleges that they were discriminated against while working for your company. You are covered for the costs and expenses of defending the claim.
It's important to note that legal representation and employment disputes insurance does not cover mistakes made in the services you provide to your clients - for example, an error in a piece of work. If you need this type of cover, you should consider professional indemnity insurance.
What's the difference between legal representation and employment disputes insurance, and professional indemnity insurance?
Legal representation and employment disputes insurance covers you in the event you experience an official investigation (excluding HM Revenue and Customs) or an employment dispute with one of your employees.
Professional indemnity insurance is different - it covers against allegations of professional negligence - which means it would cover you if you were to make an error or mistake in a piece of work (such as a project or report) for a client.
As they insure against different scenarios, it's important you consider arranging both types of cover to ensure you are properly protected.
What limit of cover should I choose?
Many clients and industry bodies with regulatory requirements will require you to have a minimum level of cover in order for you to undertake a contract, so it's worth checking this before you arrange cover. If you're unsure, or it's the first time you have arranged cover, give some thought to a worst-case scenario and the likely costs involved in putting your mistake right. We offer a range of limits, so you're sure to find the right cover for your business.
Why should I choose Markel’s insurance?
With over 25 years of expertise insuring contractors, consultants and self-employed professionals, Markel has an unrivalled understanding of the risks that you face in the workplace.
Markel are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority – details of which can be found on the Financial Services Register.
Markel is a division of Markel International, a Lloyd’s and London market insurer which wrote gross premium totals of ££750 million ($1.0 billion) in 2017.