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We are pleased to publish our second edition of Verdict – Gallagher’s specialist risk publication for the legal sector. We’ve collaborated with our insurance specialists across the company, as well as law firms, to write about a range of diverse risks for the legal sector in an ever-changing threat landscape.

As 2019 rapidly approaches, naturally thoughts turn to new resolutions, change, and betterment. In the legal sector, doing the best thing for clients is paramount, so in this edition, we focus on the ways in which insurance can be used most effectively and to their advantage. We also consider how ‘doing the best thing’ goes beyond clients and extends to employees, as we look at how changes to the way we work are accommodating a more equal, diverse and inclusive culture, and how smaller things, like the new qualification regime, can benefit a firms workforce.

Topics cover everything from the impact of recent Court of Appeal decisions, to the gender pay gap and how law firms need to take the long view when it comes to their HR plans. We also ask the question of whether the solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) will fulfil the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) aims. Finally we outline product offerings in respect of Warranties & Indemnities and Legal Indemnity insurance, and how these can support firms’ clients, as well as the strategic use of Environmental Liability Insurance in helping your clients’ M&A transactions go through.

We hope you enjoy the edition and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to chat through any of the issues discussed.

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