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PII focus | BAME firms: walking the tight rope

The closure of the ARP, combined with questionable factors used by insurers to assess ?risk in respect of BAME firms, could have a dramatic effect on diversity in the profession, ?says Sundeep Bhatia

26 June 2012

Last week stuntman Nik Wallenda was the first man in history to cross over the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Yet even he had a safety harness to prevent him from dropping into the gushing waters. The ABC TV company refused to film the stunt unless he had the harness in place.

The act of obtaining professional indemnity insurance for a firm is nearly as hair raising a spectacle. During the four-month renewal window practitioners around the country are in danger of losing their sanity as they fill in a 60-page proposal forms and wait to learn whether insurers will grant their firms a 12-month lifeline.

Insurance companies, more so than the SRA, hold the life and death of a firm in th...

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