Brokers are increasingly finding that legal expense insurance (LEI) is an important product to have in their arsenal since it can help their commercial clients be better prepared for legal hurdles.

Australian business owners already have a lot on their plates when it comes to the day-to-day management of their companies, on top of potentially having to deal with legal issues that can arise from a dispute with an employee over wrongful dismissal, appealing an assessment by the ATO or requiring defence during a WH&S criminal investigation. Brokers are increasingly finding that legal expense insurance (LEI) is an important product to have in their arsenal since it can help their commercial clients be better prepared for legal hurdles.

Brokers have found that LEI has an important role to play for clients in every sector especially in this extremely hard market. “The industries that we see taking up LEI cover are hospitality, construction & manufacturing, sole traders and SME’s with low to medium turnover and a small staff. A lot of important issues that small businesses and mid-sized businesses deal with are employment disputes, collecting receivables, dealing with their suppliers, and contract disputes,” said General Manager, Natasha Gale “LEI is really important for them as their business grows, it provides legal cover for the pursuit and defence for insured events- most brokers still see it purely as a defence product.”

LEI likewise protects clients against the coverage gaps left by ML, Landlord Insurance and some Commercial policies. Yet many business owners and brokers still don’t know about the benefits of LEI, in part because it’s a relatively new product in Australia.

ARAG - Leader in LEI

A leader in the LEI space, ARAG is spreading the word about its insurance offerings from coast to coast, and brokers are finding that the company’s solutions are exactly what their clients need.

ARAG is the right choice for LEI due to our extensive experience in this space, fantastic resource materials, and legal helpline available to all policyholders.
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