Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

ARB clampdown on insurance run-off cover looms

  • Comment

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has spoken out about architects maintaining adequate indemnity insurance run-off cover after quitting practice

The move, which could spell the start of a clampdown, comes after ARB’s professional conduct committee fined Simon Finney from Wirral, Merseyside, £1,000 for unacceptable professional conduct.

Finney admitted that he did not have run-off cover for his practice, Finney, which was wound up in June 2008.

In finding him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct, the chairman of the Committee reiterated that a failure to maintain professional indemnity insurance run-off cover – sometimes called tail insurance – was a serious matter, which not only damaged the reputation of the profession but was unfair to those ‘more organised, practical and commercially-focused colleagues’, who undertake the expense of appropriate insurance. 

In a statement the ARB added: ‘We see the failure of any architect to ensure that there is proper PII cover not only during the period when they are in practice, but for the appropriate run-off period, therefore as a serious error of duty and breach of the Code and the requirements as to proper professional conduct.’

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs