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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 Document

The Smart CFO's Guide to Cyber Insurance [read more]

Cyber Risk and how to protect your business
The Smart CFOs Guide to Cyber Insurance PDF Document

Science & Technology Brochure [read more]

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-v2020 PDF Document

Commercial Insurance Application [read more]

For United Kingdom Research & Development Companies
Commercial Insurance Application for UK R&D Companies PDF Document

Employment Tribunal Rough Justice [read more]

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 [read more]

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 [read more]

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 Document

The La Playa Culture [read more]

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 Document

Insurance is a bit like pizza... [read more]

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 PDF Document

Tactical Litigation [read more]

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 [read more]

A brochure outlining our services for those operating in the science & technology sectors.
Science & Technology Brochure PDF Document

20 Steps to Bullet-Proof Your Business [read more]

The building blocks of insurance for early-stage science & technology companies in the UK.
20 Steps to Bullet-Proof You Business PDF Document

Internet v Cyber Liability Insurance [read more]

What`s the difference?
Internet v Cyber Liability Insurance PDF Document

Without specialist insurance, it`s a gamble [read more]

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 Document

The Essential Guide to Cyber Liability [read more]

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 PDF Document

Mission Statement [read more]

La Playa's mission statement. Find out what makes us tic.
Mission Statement PDF Document

Cyber Liability Insurance [read more]

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 Document

Lab Portfolio: innovative insurance for R&D firms [read more]

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

Doing Business in the USA? [read more]

Matthew Clark, Director of Science & Technology, examines some critical insurance implications.
Doing Business in the USA PDF Document

Business Interruption [read more]

Where`s the weak link in your operations?
Where Is The Weak Link In Your Operations PDF Document

Mergers & Acquisitions [read more]

Do you know how you can ring-fence your M&A risks?
Mergers and Acquisitions PDF Document

Professional Indemnity Insurance [read more]

Ctrl Z. Quick-thinking insurance to undo costly errors. For science & technology professionals
Professional Indemnity Insurance S&T PDF Document

Professional Indemnity Insurance Advice [read more]

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 Document

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance [read more]

La Playa's datasheet on D&O Insurance
Directors & Officers Liability Insurance PDF Document

Nanotechnology Insurance [read more]

La Playa's datasheet for nanotechnology sector clients.
Nanotechnology Insurance PDF Document

Nanomaterials - are they insurable? [read more]

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 PDF Document

Nanoproducts - if you build it, will they insure it? [read more]

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 PDF Document

Cleantech - what does it mean to you? [read more]

"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 Document

Services for Science Parks & Incubators [read more]

La Playa's services for science parks and incubators
Services for Science Parks PDF Document

La Playa Investor Programmes [read more]

La Playa's services for science & technology venture capitalists and angel investors
Advice for Science & Technology Investors PDF Document

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The La Playa Way: Your Personal Risk Concierge

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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


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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
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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,
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