Administered by the Law Society under provisions in the legal profession legislation, the Fund exists to compensate persons who suffer pecuniary loss due to defaults by law practices arising from dishonest acts or omissions of associates of the practice relating to trust money or property.
The amount of your Fidelity Fund contribution may change from year to year. The Law Society's Council considers how much is currently in the Fund and the type and number of claims that are made in order to establish the fee amount. Before being charged to solicitors the fee set by the Council must be approved by the Attorney General.
For more information about the eligibility requirements and application procedures for members of the public go to the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund page in the For the Public section of this website.
The Law Society may advertise in the press if it has fixed a final date for receipt of Fidelity Fund claims against a law practice. The current advertisements can also be viewed on the Current Notices page.
Claims must be received by the Law Society no later than the final date fixed in the advertisement. A late claim will only be considered if the Council allows further time.