Professional Indemnity insurance Guidance
Protection against liability incurred in practice or business related to architecture needs to be in place in the interest of both client and architect. Allegations of professional negligence often involve complex and detailed issues, and litigation may be expensive and traumatic. Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) or other appropriate insurance cover is essential to protect an architect against claims.
An architect should always seek advice from an appropriate expert adviser in relation to the insurance cover he or she obtains including, for example, any exclusions from cover and the limit of indemnity. The following information is for general guidance only and may not be relied upon in place of professional advice. The Board does not accept any duty to advise on the appropriate terms of cover required in specific cases.