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A Safety Net - International Clinical Trials Magazine, Article by Hanna Beaumont

Insurance has responded to changes in the clinical trials landscape, and has evolved in many ways to perform in a crisis. An article written by Hanna Beaumont, Director of Science & Technology. This article is taken from International Clinical Trials September 2018, pages 48-50. © Samedan Ltd
LaPlaya_-_Liability_Insurance_-_International_Clinical_Trials_Magazine.pdf PDF Document

The Smart CFO's Guide to Cyber Insurance

Cyber Risk and how to protect your business
The_Smart_CFOs_Guide_to_Cyber_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Science & Technology Brochure

Innovating at pace, your business is exposed to a unique range of risks. Risks that change constantly as legislation tries to keep pace. Operating online? Then the risks are global. Which is why you need a partner who really understands the risks and pressures you face and can get you that bullet-proof protection.
Science_&_Tech_Brochure_0515.pdf PDF Document

Our Guide to Pension Auto Enrolment

When the Pensions Rules changed in 2012, all businesses, big and small are moving over to the new system. Our financial management team can help you navigate the ins and outs of Pension Auto Enrolment.

Commercial Insurance Application

For United Kingdom Research & Development Companies
Commercial_Insurance_Application_for_UK_R&D_Companies.pdf PDF Document

Pension Portal: Auto-Enrolment for Media, Technology & Science Businesses

Our flexible, modular programme Pension Portal enables you to pay as you go. Based on headcount, our staged payment programme keeps you compliant with legislation - without breaking the bank.
Pension_Portal_datasheet_Media_&_Tech_0314.pdf PDF Document

Employment Tribunal Rough Justice

There is a worrying trend in Employment Tribunals where the case for discrimination has been successfully made without actual evidence. Do you have Employment Practice Liability Insurance?

4 Tips to Stay Safer in the Cloud

Your data may be in the cloud but your risks are fully grounded, make sure your cloud has the silver lining to protect against those rainy days.

Deliver what your competitors don't. Expert relationships

Helping your clients connect with the right insurance advice is a great way to add value to your existing relationship.
Professionals_Brochure_Expert_Relationships.pdf PDF Document

Fraud at Work

Despite the best recruitment practices, bad apples can and do get into the cart. Fraud in the workplace manifests itself in various ways, should you be concerned?

The La Playa Culture

Beach Life. At La Playa we feel our culture is really important to us. It sets us apart from other workplaces.
La_Playa_company_culture.pdf PDF Document

Insurance is a bit like pizza...

Our classic dough base includes the essential covers you'll need (Employers' Liability etc), topped with standard toppings like Business Interruption, Cyber Liability and finished with zingy specialist protection tailored for your business risk (Product Trials etc)
Pizza_Postcard_Media_Tech_v6_(A5_long_v3).pdf PDF Document

Tactical Litigation

Don't be outflanked by a contractual partner stealing a march on you. Tactical Litigation is often their surprise move when they want out of a contractual obligation. Know the signs and read these case studies

La Playa Science & Technology Service Brochure

A brochure outlining our services for those operating in the science & technology sectors.
Science_&_Technology_Brochure.pdf PDF Document

20 Steps to Bullet-Proof Your Business

The building blocks of insurance for early-stage science & technology companies in the UK.
20_Steps_to_Bullet-Proof_Your_Business.pdf PDF Document

Internet v Cyber Liability Insurance

What`s the difference?
Internet_v_Cyber_Liability_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Without specialist insurance, it`s a gamble

It pays to get specialist advice and support from an expert life science broker, one that`s independent, innovative and focused on your needs.
Science_&_Technology_Specialist_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

The Essential Guide to Cyber Liability

Find out what your key risk areas are, and how to structure your cyber insurance to get protection that will pay out in a claim.
The_Essential_Guide_to_Cyber_Insurance_Jan_2018_vST_v2.pdf PDF Document

Mission Statement

La Playa's mission statement. Find out what makes us tic.
Mission_Statement_2017.pdf PDF Document

Cyber Liability Insurance

Open for business online? Then you`re vulnerable. Globally. The convergence of technology, media and telecommunications means your business can connect with much wider markets for your goods and services than previously thought possible. But with new technology comes new risk. . .
Cyber_Liability_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Lab Portfolio: innovative insurance for R&D firms

Lab Portfolio is a specialist insurance policy for start-up, early stage and SME research and development businesses.
Lab_Portfolio.pdf PDF Document

Doing Business in the USA?

Matthew Clark, Director of Science & Technology, examines some critical insurance implications.
Doing_Business_in_the_USA.pdf PDF Document

Business Interruption

Where`s the weak link in your operations?
Where_Is_The_Weak_Link_In_Your_Operations.pdf PDF Document

Mergers & Acquisitions

Do you know how you can ring-fence your M&A risks?
Mergers_and_Acquisitions.pdf PDF Document

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Ctrl Z. Quick-thinking insurance to undo costly errors. For science & technology professionals
Professional_Indemnity_Insurance_S&T.pdf PDF Document

Professional Indemnity Insurance Advice

Allegations of professional negligence, breach of contract, misrepresentation, error or omission can land you in court. You don`t want to end up there, do you?
Professional_Indemnity_Insurance_Advice.pdf PDF Document

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance

La Playa's datasheet on D&O Insurance
Directors_&_Officers_Liability_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Nanotechnology Insurance

La Playa's datasheet for nanotechnology sector clients.
Nanotechnology_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Nanomaterials - are they insurable?

Is it possible to insure products that use or contain nanotechnology? What are the key challenges and how can they be overcome? This article by La Playa's Matthew Clark explores some of the key issues. Reproduced by kind permission of Chemical Watch Research & Publishing.
Chemical_Watch_Dec_2008_guest_column.pdf PDF Document

Nanoproducts - if you build it, will they insure it?

Presentation delivered by La Playa's Matthew Clark at a conference titled "Risk Management for Nanobusinesses" for the Institute of Nanotechnology - London, May 2008
Risk_Management_for_Nano_Businesses_May_2008.pdf PDF Document

Cleantech - what does it mean to you?

"Cleantech" defies simple definition because it's constantly evolving. And with new technology comes new risk. From solar power to smart electricals - from the uncommon and unorthodox to the downright weird, our insurance solutions are as unique as your science.
Cleantech_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Services for Science Parks & Incubators

La Playa's services for science parks and incubators
Services_for_Science_Parks.pdf PDF Document

La Playa Investor Programmes

La Playa's services for science & technology venture capitalists and angel investors
Advice_for_Science_&_Technology_Investors.pdf PDF Document

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Insurance brokers who understand and work with technology companies are a rare breed, to be highly recommended.


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[La Playa] provided world-class expertise and professional service. [They are] experts in insurance and risk management for the technology sector and managed to provide superior product and service whilst reducing cost.


These guys are the only insurance people I will tolerate speaking to these days, as they are actual humans (with both a brain and a heart!) and offer very good packages too - they answer calls and emails promptly and when I had an issue recently with my bank were very helpful to get it fixed.


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We've been putting off our insurance needs for far too long, and I feel we are now in safe hands.

Martyn H

Redd & Whyte


I always appreciate how quickly [you] respond to all our questions.

Vicky E.



Thanks as always for your extraordinarily quick response and great customer service.

David K.


As always we come away thinking how lucky we are to have found La Playa and the people we deal with there - bet there's not many that can say that about their insurance company!

Annette B.

Company Secretary, ICT


They are the best insurance company to deal with and our contacts there get 10 out of 10!



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Thank you so much for giving so generously of your time to contribute at the Ignite Programme - it would not be the success that it is if it were not for the commitment and dedication of contributors such as yourself.

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Programme Manager, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL)

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business.

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?

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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 advisors have a deep working knowledge of these policies
*subject to insurer availability


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 advisor so you can speak to the same person each time.


Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisors and suppliers


Direct phone and email access to your advisor 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

...and more. La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge promises only the best,
ensuring that every client we work with is given utmost priority.
No call centres, hold music, hidden fees. with La Playa, you are our most important client.

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Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, always exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

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