RMEP Premium Discounts

RMEP Premium Discounts

RMEP Premium Discounts – 2017/18

Initial Eligibility
Category Discount Conditions
3 x Principals Workshops 5% All principals of a law practice must complete at least 3 Principals Workshops within 3 policy years.
5 x Principals Workshops 7.5%  All principals of a law practice must complete all 5 Principals Workshops within 3 policy years.
Principals Workshops
Workshop 1 | All about the Client
Workshop 2 | All about the Matter
Workshop 3 | All about the Communication
Workshop 4 | All about the Business
Workshop 5 | All about the Dollar

Practices that achieve an initial discount of 5% can increase the discount to 7.5% by completing the remaining 1 or 2 Principals Workshops within 1 year.

 

Ongoing Eligibility
After a law practice has become eligible for a premium discount by completing the workshops above, it can maintain its eligibility in future policy years provided all principals successfully complete one of the Maintenance Events each policy year.
Maintenance Events
Principals Workshops (see above)

Risk Briefings

  • Traps in Costs
  • Traps in Commercial Transactions
  • Traps in Family Law
  • Fraud Traps
  • Traps in Litigation
  • Traps in Personal Injury
  • Traps in Personal Performance
  • Traps in Property: Conveyancing
  • Traps in Property: Mortgages & Leases
  • Traps in Wills & Estates

Claims Prevention Seminars

  • One Day Claims Prevention Seminar
  • Regional and Suburban Roadshows
Other RMEP Premium Discount Conditions
Attendance by all Principals
In order to obtain the RMEP discount, all principals must have successfully completed the required Risk Management Workshops or Maintenance Events before 30 June 2017.
Where a law practice satisfies the requirements for initial eligibility, but one or more of the principals fails to successfully complete at least 1 Maintenance Event before 30 June 2017, the law practice will lose its premium discount in 2017/18. The discount may be reinstated in the following policy year if the one or more principals who failed to complete the Maintenance Event attend 2 Maintenance Events in the following policy year. The remaining principals will be required to attend only 1 Maintenance Event.
Where a law practice fails to complete its maintenance requirements for 2 or more policy years, it will be required to comply with the initial eligibility requirements to again be eligible for the discount.
New Principals
Employment or promotion of a new principal in a law practice may affect the law practice’s discount eligibility if the principal does not attend the required number of Principals Workshops.
To maintain eligibility the new principal is required to attend the relevant Principals Workshops before 30 June 2017.
If the new principal has successfully completed the relevant Principals Workshops in the last 3 policy years (while they were working at another law practice for example), they will not be required to attend the Principals Workshops again, however they will be subject to the usual requirements for ongoing eligibility (successfully completing 1 Maintenance Event each policy year).
If the new principal joins the law practice from 1 January 2017 and is unable to attend all the Principals Workshops before 30 June 2017, the law practice will retain its current RMEP discount provided the new principal:
  • Registers and pays for the relevant Workshops before 30 June 2017, and
  • Successfully completes the Workshops at the earliest possible opportunity before 30 June 2018.
Future Years Lawcover reserves the right to review ongoing RMEP discounts which are subject to Lawcover’s discretion.
Definitions
Policy Year is the duration of your Lawcover PII policy commencing 1 July and ending 30 June (12 months).
Successful completion of a Workshop or Maintenance Event requires payment, attendance and participation for the full duration of the Workshop or Maintenance Event.
Principals are sole practitioners, partners and legal practitioner directors of a law practice.

 

Other Premium Discounts – 2017/18

CATEGORY Discount Conditions
AS LAW 9000 or ISO 9001  12.5%
Law practices are entitled to this premium discount if they are certified to the requisite standard by 30 June 2017. A copy of their current certificate must be provided confirming that certification will remain current for the following
policy year.
Please note that the AS LAW 9000 or ISO 9001 discounts are NOT cumulative with the RMEP discounts.
Criminal Law 20% For law practices whose Gross Fee Income for the prior year is exclusively derived from:

  • Matters which, if litigated, would be litigated in the criminal jurisdiction of any court
  • Appellate work that flows from such litigation
  • Any other advice or litigation that directly flows from such litigation
  • Matters that are the subject of Commissions of Inquiry which may result in a recommendation for criminal prosecution
Low Claims or No Claims Discount Up To 15% A law practice may receive a claims discount if it has had a good claims experience for five consecutive years.

 

Please Note:

  • The total maximum premium discount of any type achievable for any law practice is 30%
  • This includes any Risk Management premium discount, no claims discount and criminal law discount that might be applicable
  • Some law practices pay the minimum premium based on low GFI. For 2017/18, the minimum premium is $254.10, including GST and stamp duty
  • It is important to note that the premium discounts referred to on this page do not apply where a law practice pays the minimum premium
  • Where a law practice pays more than the minimum premium, but the application of a premium discount would result in a premium of less than the minimum, the law practice will only be entitled to a discount which generates the minimum premium

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