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Arc Legal Assistance (Arc Legal) has been appointed by NPA Insurance to provide a specialist Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) product covering UK pharmacists against the specific risks they face, including representation at disciplinary investigations and cover for legal costs arising from criminal prosecution defence.

NPA Insurance is a specialist subsidiary of the National Pharmacy Association, and provides a range of insurance products created specifically for pharmacy professionals.

The LEI coverage operates in conjunction with the pharmacist’s underlying Professional Indemnity policy, providing them with immediate access to a specialist solicitor for assistance in regulatory or criminal matters, whilst the Professional Indemnity policy provides coverage to protect the pharmacist from any liability arising from the matter.

The LEI policy provides individuals with legal defence cover for business related activities including criminal and civil prosecutions and investigations, interviews under caution, disciplinary hearings and proceedings brought against a pharmacy professional by The General Pharmaceutical Council, The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland or any trade, professional or regulatory body. 

Richard Finan, Director at Arc Legal, said: “There are in excess of 37,000 practicing pharmacists across England alone who face unique disciplinary and prosecution risks. We have worked closely with NPA Insurance to deliver insurance solutions that meet the specific needs of their pharmacist customers.”

Finan continued, “Our appointment by NPA Insurance affirms our commitment to providing relevant LEI to specialist markets.”

Arc Legal has also included some new aspects of LEI not previously available to NPA Insurance customers including Identity Fraud and Social Media Defamation covers. In addition to the Professional Indemnity LEI cover, Arc Legal is providing Family LEI and there is a Domestic Emergency Insurance product offered, as part of NPA’s Household Insurance policy.

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