If your business was involved in a legal dispute because of a recent project you worked on, would you have the resources to adequately defend your case in a court of law? What if you were chasing payment through the courts as part of a contractual dispute? Typically, legal disputes can involve a long drawn-out process, meaning justice can take a long-time to achieve—if at all. Along the way, you’ll typically need to pay for legal costs, which can continue to rise if a dispute drags on. Legal Expenses Insurance is designed to cover these legal costs, enabling you to pursue or defend your case where otherwise you might not have been able to afford to.
At Coast & Country Insurance Consultants, we help clients find Legal Expenses Insurance suited to their business and industry. Based in The Entrance, we service clients throughout the Central Coast and surrounding suburbs. We can also assist customers in other regions Australia wide! Call (02) 4334 3622 and sit down with one of our brokers & advisors today.
Legal Expenses Insurance provides individuals and businesses the opportunity to cover the costs incurred in legal disputes. Rather than being deterred from exercising your legal rights due to the cost involved, it can open up your options.
However, understanding the terms and conditions is important when choosing a policy. For instance, some policies will enable you to both defend and pursue a case, whereas others won’t. Some enable you to see your case through, whereas others require you to take reasonable out of court settlements if offered. That’s where speaking with a broker from Coast & Country Insurance Consultants can help. We’ll ask the right questions to ensure you select a policy that’s suitable for your needs and budget.
A typical Legal Expenses policy will provide a level of financial cover for the legal costs of defending or pursuing certain legal action. Legal Expenses Insurance shouldn’t be seen as a replacement for Public Liability or Professional Indemnity Insurance; it’s typically used to cover legal expenses that are omitted from coverage under those policies. When you speak with our team at Coast & Country Insurance Consultants, we’ll be able to tailor an insurance package to suit your specific needs.
No. Typically Legal Expenses Insurance won’t cover legal disputes that are underway before the policy is taken out.
Many businesses can benefit from having Legal Expenses Insurance, particularly where the risk of incidents resulting in litigation are high, such as:
Understanding the legal risks your business faces will help to determine whether Legal Expenses Insurance is worth taking out and the level of cover that’s suitable.