Legal Expenses insurance is often thought of as ‘dispute insurance’, because it covers legal and other costs arising out of your vessel’s operations. Without it you’d have to pay these costs yourself.
Unlike liability insurance policies, Legal Expenses insurance may also cover the costs of pursuing claims against people you believe haven’t met their obligations to you. Often these will be contractual partners, but claims must relate to the operation of a vessel. Legal Expenses insurance doesn’t cover the sums at the heart of the dispute; only the legal costs associated with it. It responds to some of the most common causes of dispute…
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Our Marine team has decades of experience in yacht insurance – we can guide you through the decision-making process, providing personalized risk advice and protecting your precious downtime. We provide a human face to make sense of marine insurance – real people who work with you at your pace, providing as much (or as little) detail as you wish.
But what makes us unusual is our “portfolio” approach, allowing you to combine your marine, home and vehicle insurance needs. This is no “bolt-on”: by streamlining specialist marine insurance with high net worth home and motor cover, we present an overall more attractive risk package to the insurer. This can mean better rates and time savings - just one payment and a single policy anniversary, minimising the possibilities for gaps in cover and maximising your peace of mind.
As a Lloyd's broker, La Playa has solutions for even the most complex risks, and our services also include Business Protection and Employee Benefits. But what does "Boutique Service" actually look like?
Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
A discreet and complimentary appraisal* to assess the risks and ensure you have the right coverage where you need it
An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
Careful monitoring of the carriers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and why
Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analyzed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies
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An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes, liabilities and territories
Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time.
Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
Direct phone and email access to your adviser for questions and advice.
Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running, and driving through a swift financial settlement