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Healthcare

Management Liability Policy for healthcare professionals

For those who practice in the healthcare sector, exposure to risk is a constant concern. Having the peace of mind that you have appropriate insurance policies and risk management procedures in place to protect you and your practice is vital – and the assurance that you are benefiting from the experience of experts in your sector is invaluable.

Recognising the unique risks that healthcare professionals are exposed to and the deficiencies that all too often exist within 'typical' insurance policies, our Total Healthcare Professionals Management Liability Policy has been specifically designed to respond to the risks to which healthcare practices are commonly exposed. It has been co-authored by AXA and Lockharts Solicitors and provides a breadth and depth of cover unique to the market whilst being competitively priced.

The policy is designed to help protect practices from risks presented by, for example:

  • NHS claw backs
  • CQC inspections and problems arising
  • partnership disputes
  • provider companies – shareholder issues
  • employment disputes
  • health and safety investigations

Not to be confused with Legal Expenses Insurance, often sold as an add-on to commercial insurance, the policy also includes:

  • Sole Practitioners’, Partners’, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability – claims brought in connection with the running of a business
  • Employment Practices Liability – with a £nil excess if the advice line is used – as opposed to a typical excess of c. £3,000
  • Company Legal Liability – claims made in connection with the running of a company
  • no “prospect of success” clause, unlike the majority of Legal Expenses policies.

For an overview of some of the pertinent practice issues that the policy responds to, for GPs and dentists, please read our briefing note.

For more information about the specific covers the policy includes, please download our brochure.

In partnership with Lockharts

Lockharts Solicitors is one of the UK's most highly regarded healthcare law firms. As a matter of policy Lockharts do not act for any healthcare commissioners. Healthcare professionals can be confident in receiving wholly independent and impartial advice on all legal issues that they are likely to encounter in their work.
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Lockharts are regulated by and registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 173982.

Contact us

For more information about the Total Healthcare Professionals Management Liability Policy and our solutions for healthcare practices,
please contact us on 020 7413 2788 or email us at healthcaremlp@lucasfettes.co.uk

 

Agricultural Machinery Dealers

Specialist insurance for agricultural and horticultural machinery dealers

Modern agriculture demands efficient, cost-effective management of all of the resources associated with farming. This is particularly true in the context of agricultural machinery which can account for a high proportion of the fixed costs associated with agricultural businesses.

Machinery dealers need peace of mind that the insurance cover they have in place provides quality business insurance solutions.

Lucas Fettes is pleased to provide an exclusive specialist insurance package for Agricultural Machinery Dealers. Agshield is a comprehensive package of covers providing appropriate business insurance solutions and is underwritten by AXA, one of the UK's premier insurers.

Many standard insurance policies include a number of add-ons that offer little or no benefit to you or your business, which can result in you paying for cover that is not relevant to your requirements. With Agshield you can be assured that we have specifically researched the requirements of Agricultural Machinery Dealers to ensure that the cover we provide is both adequate and relevant to your needs.

 

AgShield Summary of Cover

To find out more information on the cover AgShield provides, please call us on 0161 972 2480.

Contact us for more information or to get a quote

For more information on how AgShield can help your business, please call our dedicated AgShield line on 0161 972 2480, email info@agshield.ag or request a callback.

 

 

Communications, Media & Technology

Media is a fast moving, ever changing industry which presents a unique set of risks to the businesses working within it. With over 25 years' experience in insurance, Lucas Fettes and Partners have a wealth of experience to identify and understand the unique insurance and risk management issues your business faces.

We are passionate about what we do and have built our reputation by providing an objective, personal service backed up by 24 hour availability. We recognise the fact that insurance can often be seen as a confusing and potentially intimidating subject so our approach is to work with you to arrange cost effective cover, quickly and efficiently, tailored to your specific needs.

Our clients range from large international groups to small start-ups and we pride ourselves on providing the same level of service to all our clients whatever their size. We cut our teeth by handling Advertising Agencies and Production Companies but deal with the full spectrum of media related insurance and risk management issues.

 

Media Cover

Cover can be tailored to suit your specific requirements and, amongst others, includes:

  • Adverse Weather
  • Advertising Agents Indemnity
  • Advertising Wrap programmes
  • All Risks Film Negative
  • Hired / owned equipment
  • Office Contents
  • Computers
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Death and Disgrace
  • Non-appearance
  • Cancellation
  • Personal Accident / Travel
  • Employers Liability
  • Public Liability

Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 020 7413 0999 or request a call back.

 

Food & Drink

When mistakes can make or break your reputation, you need to plan for the worst.

Food and drink is a sector in which small mistakes can result in high profile incidents. Whether you’re a manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer, how you manage an incident can make or break your reputation and potentially the entirety of the business as a consequence – particularly given the tough marketplace in which you operate and the uncertainty created by Brexit. Understanding the risks you face and putting in place a strategy to manage and mitigate those risks is part of the process of planning ahead, as the Elliott Report¹ demonstrated.

 Specialist expertise at an attainable cost

A proactive risk identification process and strategic risk management are time consuming and traditionally considered to be expensive; an unattainable luxury to smaller businesses. But mistakes can be just as damaging, if not more so, to smaller businesses. Our solutions combine various risk management, insurance and employee benefits services to give you the right protection and peace of mind at the right price. We take a consultative approach to the technical, commercial, legal and employee benefits issues food and drink sector clients face.

Our solutions include:

  • Full security review and advice on reducing exposure to security risks
  • Cost effective solutions to manage food safety, health and safety, labelling and advertising and employment law risks
  • Business continuity planning
  • Specialist management liability insurance including cover for employment disputes, health and safety investigations, official investigations, and disputes between partners as well as shareholders
  • Insurance placement for all key risks
  • Full disaster recovery service including claims assistance in the event of a loss
  • Valuations and asset tracking
  • Staff absence management
  • Pensions automatic enrolment services
  • Employee benefit programmes (EAPs) and health screening

For more information, please download our food and drink brochure.

Contact us for more information or advice

For more information or to arrange a free, no obligation consultation, please call us on 0330 660 0401 or email us at foodanddrink@lucasfettes.co.uk

 

 

¹The Elliott Report is an independent report prepared by Professor Chris Elliott for the government, following a review into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks in 2014.

Care Providers

Trusted advisers

As a national, independently owned insurance and financial services group, we provide a comprehensive range of solutions for care providers. We understand the challenges that care providers face, from ensuring effective corporate governance and providing a high quality service with reduced funding; to managing risks such as abuse or assault, management liabilities, property loss and other, emerging risks; through to effective defence of claims.

Our commitment to the sector means that we are experienced in the many diverse activities a charitable care organisation can be involved in, for example:

  • Social care
  • Complex care
  • Children’s homes
  • Registered schools
  • Fostering agencies
  • Hospices
  • Domiciliary care
  • Supported living agencies
  • Medical devices
  • Addiction dependency
  • Sensory loss
  • Social housing


Solutions to meet your needs

We provide solutions to organisations of all sizes, helping them meet their objectives and manage risk effectively. Our collaborative relationships across the sector enable us to provide the right advice and service to protect your organisation.

Our services include:

  • Risk management, including employment law and health & safety
  • Whole of market insurance placement
  • Specialist management liability insurance
  • Employee benefit programmes
  • Pensions including automatic enrolment
  • Investment management

Download our care providers brochure.

Contact us

To find out more just call 0161 972 2480, request a call back, or email care@lucasfettes.co.uk

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Marine, Freight & Logistics

We specialise in providing innovative insurance solutions to the marine, freight and logistics sector including businesses that service this sector. We conduct in-depth insurance reviews enabling us to offer tailored solutions, concentrating on protection of assets and liabilities at competitive premiums.

 

Freight Forwarders and Logistics Operators

We provide comprehensive insurance solutions to cover the client's liability for loss or damage to customers' goods. As associate members of BIFA our policy wording meets with their requirements, and covers for loss or damage to goods in accordance with liability under trading conditions with errors and omissions included as standard.

The wording is specifically tailored for the client's needs which is important in what can be such a highly complex area. We are able to provide expert knowledge of trading conditions with access to specialist legal advice and use of highly experienced claims handlers.

In addition to the above we are also able to arrange an open cargo facility in which the client can provide to his customer an option to insure worldwide sendings on an ‘all risks' basis as per the standard marine clauses. Policies can be arranged online enabling the client to provide terms to their customer in a fast and efficient manner whilst minimising administration costs and time.

 

Haulage and Warehousekeepers

We provide policy wordings for road hauliers, warehouse keepers, couriers and logistics operators to cover their legal liability for loss or damage to goods whilst in their care, custody and control, in accordance with their conditions of carriage.

The standard wording has no restrictions or exclusions regarding types of goods carried and includes errors and omissions, consequential loss, all risks cover on third party containers and/or trailers and drivers' personal effects. Physical loss or damage to owned and/or leased trailers, containers and similar handling equipment can be included. Policies can be extended to include any enhanced contracts undertaken.

 

Cargo and Stockthroughputs

Cargo policies can be arranged to cover movement of own goods on a worldwide basis on individually tailored policies to reflect the client's needs.

Stockthroughput policies may be more suitable to those clients who are involved in both the transit and storage of their goods which can all be arranged under one policy, providing them with seamless cover under one simple to administer and cost-effective policy, with one insurer.

Policy wordings are tailored to meet the client's individual requirements but as standard they will include exhibition and/or demonstration risks as well as samples or spares in representative's vehicles. They will also include returned goods, debris removal, buyers and sellers interest contingent cove and storage at any location including own, third parties and retail outlets.

 

Marine Trades

Our policy is designed for clients operating within the following sectors:

  • Marinas and boatyards, ports, harbours and terminals
  • Boat and yacht builders, boat repairers boat brokers and agents boat clubs, sailing clubs and rowing clubs
  • Chandlers, marine suppliers and retailers
  • Vessel sales
  • Marine surveyors/engineers
  • Marine equipment manufacturers

Our policy provides a ‘one stop solution' with the added benefit of a comprehensive risk management facility provided by highly experienced staff in both the commercial and marine sectors.

For more information on our services or a review of your existing portfolio, please contact us using the enquiry form or request a call back.

Contact us for more information or advice or to get a quote

Call us on 020 7413 0999  or request a call back.

 

Property Owners

Lucas Fettes & Partners manage a property account with sums insured approaching £3billion and are closely involved with both the property owner and their managing agents.  Our clients include property investors, property developers, property managers, chartered surveyors and sovereign wealth funds.

Lucas Fettes & Partners take the time to understand the specific needs of every client so we can deliver a the right solution. We have agencies with 300+ insurers and are an accredited Lloyd’s broker placing UK and international business, and our long-standing relationships in the underwriting market ensure we are ideally placed to meet today’s demands for consistent high quality and excellent service.

Our style is marked by a creative and personal approach to solving the often complicated problems and needs of our clients.  We maintain a high profile with our clients through regular review meetings.  It is this level of service which has developed our business to the point where major public companies are appointing us in preference to the larger national brokers where access to such levels of expertise and authority is not readily available nor encouraged beyond the initial promotional meetings.

Ultimately, we at Lucas Fettes & Partners believe a client's sense of security in their insurance arrangements derives much from their confidence in both their Insurance Broker and Insurer.

Property Cover

In general, the property market as a whole, offers comprehensive commercial "all risks" cover for the majority of property risks. Through its excellent relationships with underwriters, Lucas Fettes & Partners are in a strong position to obtain comprehensive, often bespoke, policy wordings, including numerous extensions in cover, which benefit both the property investor and property manager, above and beyond that provided by a standard property owners insurance policy.

Lucas Fettes Property Binder

We have a delegated authority scheme with RSA which enables us to quote for and agree cover for small to medium sized property risks. We have negotiated a bespoke wording and all policy documentation is issued from our London office on RSA headed paper. Rates are very competitive and the cover provided is excellent.

Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 020 7413 0999 or request a call back.

 

Scope of Service

By the very nature of Property Owners' Insurance, we understand that the handling of any property account is extremely important. As part of our core services for any Client we would endeavour to:

  • Review and monitor their insurance requirements.
  • Conduct renewal discussions and placing with agreed insurers.
  • Confirm and arrange appropriate cover with insurers to meet the client's specific requirements in terms of both price and cover.
  • Issue policy summaries, debit notes and any other documentation required in a timely manner.
  • Negotiate, check and issue endorsements, policies and certificates of insurance in a timely manner.
  • Assist the client with any mid term amendments you may need to make including any addition or deletion of properties from the portfolio.
  • Handle day to day enquiries from the Client and ongoing action as appropriate.
  • Explain the main features of the products and services we offer including all important details of cover and benefits, any significant or unusual restrictions or exclusions and any significant conditions or obligation which the client or their tenant must meet.
  • Provide general and/or specific insurance and risk related advice.
  • Provide a thorough claims handling service.
  • Regular contact to review outstanding and ongoing issues and to monitor progress.

Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 020 7413 0999 or request a call back.

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Claims Service

We aim to obtain fair and prompt settlement of claims, which we believe is important to our clients. Lucas Fettes & Partners aims to achieve this through the following service level objectives:

  • We will forward all general claims correspondence to/from insurers within 2 working days of receipt.
  • Correspondence that requires more detailed consideration will be acknowledged within 5 working days of receipt. A full response will be provided on a timely basis.
  • Where we recommend and the client agrees to direct claims handling procedures with insurers, we will always assist with any problems that arise.
  • We provide within our Insurance Register details of general claims procedures including 24-hour telephone contacts for emergencies.
  • We can also provide dedicated Loss Adjusting services with the likes of Cunningham Lindsay and Crawford's subject to size of the property portfolio and agreement by the Insurer.

Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 020 7413 0999 or request a call back.

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Other available services and useful information

Premium and Markets

We deal extensively with specialist property insurers such as Aviva, RSA, AXA, Allianz, and Zurich, amongst others, all of whom are well versed in property insurance and enjoy excellent financial security. Our considerable buying power allows us access to several underwriters in the market who aim to provide us with economic premiums uniquely available to Lucas Fettes & Partners

Property Summary of Cover

We can provide an overall policy summary which details cover and applicable extensions together with a summary of cover for each individual tenant, apportioning individual sums insured and premiums. Alternatively, a summary can be provided at property level, whichever is most appropriate.

Other Available Covers

  • Engineering Inspection and Insurance
  • Contractors All Risks - Annual and Employer Controlled Projects
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Tenant Default
  • Restrictive Covenant
  • Defective Title
  • Latent Defects
  • Environmental Insurance
  • Legionellosis Liability
  • Overseas Property Insurance

Property Lease Review

From the perspective of both the landlord and tenant it is imperative that the insurance provisions contained within the lease agreements are understood and complied with.

As an additional service, we can hold details on our system and make sure each individual property is insured on the correct basis.

Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 020 7413 0999 or request a call back.

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Captive Insurance Companies

We also have access to companies specialising in the creation and management of Captive, Mutual and Protected Cell insurance companies. We can work with you to advise upon and assist with the creation of Captive Insurance Vehicles.

A Captive Insurance Company is, in its purest form, a wholly owned subsidiary company formed to reinsure the risks of its parent and associated companies.  A Captive Insurance Company insures all or part of the risks of its owners, the owners being individual companies or groups.  Captives are usually formed to provide alternative risk management solutions to that of the conventional insurance market.

Insurance subsidiaries of large corporations were the forerunners of the captive movement.  The first captives can be traced back to the early 1930's, for example the Blackfriars Insurance Company was formed in 1937 by Unilever.  There are now approximately 5,000 Captive Insurance Companies worldwide.  Most of these captives are domiciled in tax attractive locations, where the regulatory framework is such that regulators may prompt decisions and where capitalisation requirements are commensurate with the risk assumed.

The underlying reason for the formation of a captive is that the conventional insurance market fails to adequately meet the needs of the company purchasing insurance.  A Captive provides the following benefits to its owners:

  • The insurance process is controlled and managed by the insured and not the insurance market.
  • Underwriting profits are retained for the benefit of the insured.
  • Investment income can be derived from premiums and claims reserves until they are required to be paid out.
  • Reduction of market cycles. Good underwriting experience recognises the reinsurance market and premiums are commensurately lower.
  • Insurance costs are controlled by the Insured.
  • Access to expanding capacity.
  • Considerable cash flow advantages.
  • Difficult risks can be insured.

Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 020 7413 0999 or request a call back.

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Retail

Our specialist retail insurance division offers a wide range of cost effective bespoke services specifically for professional retailers, combining a personal service with highly competitive premiums, backed by a team of highly skilled experts.

We have the ability to provide our bespoke services to a number of different retail sectors including:
• Hardware and DIY stores
• Ironmongers
• Builders Merchants
• Wholesalers
• Bookshops
• Music Shops
• Electrical Retailers

We have looked closely at the type of insurance cover these sectors require and produced a "Premier" insurance package that genuinely provides the protection that today's professional independent retailer needs. Benefits include:

• A Nil Glass excess
• Full theft cover, including goods in the open
• £5,000,000 Public Liability cover
• Legal Expenses cover

With staff that have specialised in the sector for over 20 years, our focus is around customer service. We employ only specialised staff and loss adjusters, and every client is appointed an Account Director and Account Handler.

Discounts are available for memberships of certain trades associations, and in addition to cost effective commercial cover Lucas Fettes can also provide motor fleet and all other types of insurance protection as well as extensive Financial Services expertise.

Contact us for more information or to get a quote

Call us on 020 7413 0999 or request a call back.

 

SMEs & Enterprise Businesses

Small Business Insurance

Office and Surgery

A comprehensive range of core covers including property damage and business interruption, on an all risks basis, employers' and public liabilities, money and computers. Covers can be extended to include travel, personal accident, legal expenses, fidelity and terrorism.

Shops, Pubs, Restaurants and Hotels

Comprehensive package covers, including property damage, stock, legal liabilities, money, business interruption and book debts. Additional covers include goods-in-transit, freezer contents, legal expenses, fidelity, loss of licence, personal accident and terrorism.

Small & Residential Property Owners

Comprehensive packages for small property owners with between five to ten commercial or residential properties. Automatic all risks cover for property damage, loss of rent, property owners' liability and extensions for employers' liability, legal expenses and directors and officers cover.

Self Employed/Sole Traders

Cover designed for self employed contractors with up to 5 employees, covering public and products liability, legal expenses and money with optional covers for material damage, employers' liability, contract works, personal accident, business travel and fidelity.

Commercial Cars and Goods Carrying Vehicles

Policies designed for small businesses operating up to 5 commercial cars and/or 5 commercial goods carrying vehicles.

Contact us for more information or advice

Download our services for business brochure for more information.

Contact us through our enquiry form or request a call back.

 

Insurance and Risk Management for Enterprise Organisations

Starting your own business is an exciting and rewarding endeavour, but alongside the rewards come many risks; the impact of losing critical staff, loss of business critical information and many other unforeseen risks can be significant, and a catastrophe such as a fire or flood can be devastating.

Every new venture is unique and will face different exposures depending on its sector, activities, size and number of employees. We work closely with our clients in order to understand their challenges and ambitions, before delivering solutions to meet their individual requirements. We can provide:

  • tailored insurances, so that your premium represents value for money without compromising on cover
  • practical, cost-effective solutions to help you minimise risk and comply with health and safety and employment law
  • business continuity planning advice
  • a full disaster recovery service in the event of a loss, including managing your insurance claim, implementing a disaster recovery plan and mitigating business interruption
  • advice on financial planning and employee benefits, including meeting your automatic enrolment duties under the new pension reform legislation

In partnership with Hiscox, we can provide a packaged policy with tailored wording, specifically designed to meet the key insurance requirements of enterprise businesses. This policy enables you to focus on growing your business in the knowledge that it is protected from common risks such as:

  • Professional Indemnity
  • Directors & Officers' Liability
  • Property Owners' Liability

Useful resources

Download information and advice on the issues facing enterprises businesses:

Professional_indemnity_cover_isnt_just_for_surveyors_and_accountants.pdf

Dont_let_a_BOYD_policy_create_an_OMG_moment.pdf

Female entrepreneurs: Research_suggests_UK_lags_behind.pdf

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Employee benefits: taking care of your employees and your organisation

No two organisations are the same, and the solutions that are right for one organisation won’t necessarily be appropriate for yours. What are your goals and objectives? What role does your workforce have to play in your ability to achieve these? And what is important to them?

We’ve been providing tailored employee benefit solutions for organisations for many years. Our consultative approach means we’ll work with you to find the right solution for your organisation.

For more information please download our Employee Benefits brochure.

National Enterprise Network Corporate Partner

We are proud to be corporate partners of National Enterprise Network (NEN), a membership body for those committed to the support and development of enterprise. Members are not-for-profit organisations which provide independent and impartial advice, training and mentoring to new and emerging businesses - and also include Chambers of Commerce, local authorities, further and higher education providers and other specialist enterprise support providers. We provide both NEN members and their enterprise clients access to a wide range of informative and practical risk management resources and insurance solutions that represent value for money without compromising on cover.

Affordable automatic enrolment solutions for smaller organisations

Easy as AE is an affordable automatic enrolment solution for employers. From £999 + VAT we will help you make the decisions you need to make, provide a personalised planning report, set up a suitable workplace pension scheme, and help you manage your ongoing compliance duties.

 

Easy as AE - the new automatic enrolment solution

Click here for useful information about your responsibilities and to watch our video.

Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 020 7413 0999, request a call back or email enterprise@lucasfettes.co.uk.

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Other Businesses

As a national, independently owned group we’re able to act in the best interests of every client, providing a flexible and tailored service that really meets their needs.

Construction

Managing your risks, protecting your interests

As members of Constructing Excellence; the official and approved insurance broker to the Structural Timber Association (STA) and National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA), and a supplier to Crown Commercial Services, we are trusted advisers to the construction industry.

Organisations of different sizes like working with us because of our proactive and consultative approach. We’ll provide advice and solutions that meet your company’s particular needs – be it risk management, insurance placement, employee benefits or investment management.

We know the construction industry and understand the intricacies of the construction chain and the complex risks faced at each stage and by each party involved. We work with:

  • house builders
  • commercial property developers
  • architects and designers
  • civil engineers
  • contractors and tradesmen at all stages of the build
  • specialist contractors, including electricians, plumbers, timberframe and groundworks
  • self builders and self build suppliers

Our services

  • Standard insurance covers.
  • Specialist insurance covers, including:
    • structural warranties – we have our own structural warranty operation, Protek;
    • latent defects insurance;
    • bonds and credit insurance;
    • specialist management liability insurance; and
    • cover on either an annual or project specific basis.

Insurers recognise when measures are put in place to proactively mitigate risks and aim to reflect this in both premiums and terms. When we can demonstrate that you have a robust risk management programme, it can pay dividends. We also provide:

  • Health and safety and employment law risk management solutions (Registered Practice for CDM Advisers with the Association of Project Safety).
  • A wide range of other risk management services and solutions.
  • Key person protection.
  • Pensions automatic enrolment services, employee benefit programmes and investment management services.

For more information on our services please download our construction brochure.


Contact us for more information or advice

Call us on 0330 660 0401 to find out more, or email us at construction@lucasfettes.co.uk

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