Public liability insurance for International work


M

murkhog

Dear all,
I wonder if anybody has experience with insurance (public liability and
professional imdemnity) that covers work outside the UK.

* I work as a software consultant.
* I work through my own UK based company (Limited).
* My clients are based in the USA, Switzerland and UK.
* Contracts with my clients stipulate that I get public liability
insurance. The jurisdiction of the contracts is typically in the
country of my client.

Some questions I have:

- Does anybody know of an affordable public liability insurance that
covers abroad? What should be the rough cost for this for a single
person IT outfit?
- What about professional imdemnity. Is there something that covers the
US, or does that become too expensive?

Any answers or pointers would be appreciated,

Jorg
 
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N

Nemesis

You can get PI and PL insurances for the US, but it does tend to be
much more expensive.

My advice would be to go through a broker, especially a Lloyd's broker,
as the Lloyd's market specialises in this kind of thing.

I know two Lloyd's Underwriters from an insurance company I did some
consultancy for: Nigel Dorning for PI and Tim Wilmshurst for PL. Both
can be contacted on 01245 396 396, but they will probably tell you to
go through a broker.
 
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davidof

* Contracts with my clients stipulate that I get public liability
insurance. The jurisdiction of the contracts is typically in the
country of my client.
I had that when I worked in France and got it through one of the normal
high street brokers, MAIF or somesuch, cost a few quid. If you are
renting a house you can get it as an extension to the house insurance to
cover your professional needs. As I understand it it is to cover you if
you are the cause of some accident at the client's workplace not to
cover shoddy software.
 

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