Nelson Hurst Professional Indemnity (NHPI), a division of Alexander Forbes, is assessing the risk management needs of solicitors by issuing a questionnaire on its website.

NHPI is hoping to implement the risk management procedures in a bid to drive down premiums in the new PI market that has been created by the scrapping of the solicitors' mutual fund, the SIF.

Director Trevor Moss, said: "We believe solicitors' practices should pay the lowest possible rate for their PI cover, so we are making serious efforts to help practices improve risk controls.

"There is every chance the new civil procedures rules will signal an increase in the number of claims against solicitors, so practices must establish efficient and effective risk management procedures to minimise the risk of a claim.

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