CyberEssentials insurance member benefit

As most will be aware, cybercrime targeting the legal profession is a growing threat. For the past few years the QLS has purchased a group cyber-insurance policy (Cyber Essentials) which assists firms experiencing cyberattack and data loss. For more information see here. 

Cyber Essentials is supplied to eligible firms as a complementary member benefit. In many cases the cost of QLS membership is more than offset by this benefit alone.  

To allow us to obtain renewal in 2024/25, we must supply the insurer with data about Member Firms cybersecurity preparedness. It is therefore important that all firms complete the 2024 Cybersecurity survey

The survey is:

  • Quick - Most firms will be able to complete it in under ten minutes. 

  • Anonymous - Your firm’s identity is not captured by QLS2 or passed on to the insurer. Only aggregate data is sent to them. 

  • Useful - In addition to making it possible to obtain insurance for you, the survey questions can flag areas of vulnerability for confidential data. 

  • Secure - The link to the survey form is located on the QLS website. Information you give is held on the Qualtrics Australian servers.  

If you have any queries, please contact David Bowles at the QLS Ethics & Practice Centre by email ( or phone (07 3842 5843). Your assistance is greatly appreciated. 

Survey closes 5pm, Wednesday 5 June.