PI insurance for interims and consultants
As an interim management contractor
or independent consultant
, you may often be recommending, or even making, decisions that can have a huge impact on your client’s organisation. Getting it wrong could cost your client significant amounts of money and resources. They may even turn to you for compensation, and without contractor professional indemnity insurance
you could be exposing your own business to considerable risk.
Most interim and consulting roles include a good level of contractor
professional indemnity insurance as part of the assignment’s specification, so chances are you would not be offered a contract without having a policy in place. Plus, it is important to maintain your contractor professional indemnity insurance
cover on an ongoing basis in case former clients accuse you of negligence on a previous project.
Interim roles where contractor professional indemnity insurance is essential
If you are a senior interim executive
or management consultant
professional indemnity insurance is usually expected by clients as part of the overall ‘package’, alongside your previous board-level appointments, contact network and strong track record of delivering on other interim assignments or consulting projects.
For most other management consultancy
and interim management contracting
roles – everything from business analysts
and project managers
to training consultants and interim chief executives
– it is prudent to have a contractor
professional indemnity insurance policy. In fact, such cover is a common mandatory requirement of clients and agencies.
Manage risk with contractor professional indemnity insurance
Whatever your discipline, whether it is finance
, human resources
or operations, as you deliver your services you can have a huge impact on your client’s business when you get it right, and an equally huge impact if things don’t go to plan. Contractor
professional indemnity insurance cover will provide a safety net for your business if a client decides you got it wrong and tries to sue. Contractor
professional indemnity insurance will provide you with access to expert assistance from the outset to help minimise the impact of any claim. Your contractor
professional indemnity insurance will cover legal costs, if your client takes their claim that far, and covers the cost of any compensation, up to your contractor professional indemnity insurance indemnity limit