Professional Indemnity Insurance for Solicitors

We place over £50m premium per annum on behalf of the legal sector, handling a range of businesses from traditional SRA practices, licensed conveyancers, notaries and barristers.

Our team have specialised in advising on and placing Professional Indemnity insurance (PII) on behalf of legal services firms since the demutualisation of the Solicitors' Indemnity Fund in 2000.  With a full time team of over 20 people dedicated to servicing the sector, we manage insurance on behalf of a broad range of practices from sole traders through to several of the UK’s top 100 firms.  Our expertise covers the full range of company structures from partnership to alternative business structure and the entire gamut of legal disciplines.

We offer two exclusive PII facilities for the sector:

  • 4-10 partner firms, underwritten by ‘A’ rated insurer AmTrust Europe Limited
  • A licensed conveyancers facility underwritten by 'A' rated Pioneer and Channel

Both facilities are designed to provide competitive terms from financially stable insurers who are committed to the sector for the long term.  

For those firms that are not suitable for either of our facilities we have the expertise, knowledge and underwriter relationships to seek quotes from the vast majority of qualifying insurers. We have major accounts with AIG, Allianz, AmTrust Europe Limited, Aviva, Axis, C V Starr, Endurance, QIC, Travelers, WR Berkley, QBE, XL and Zurich. We have a proven ability to handle insurance programs for global businesses and to handle non-standard insurance arrangements ranging from deductible infill polices to excess of loss cover.

Read more about the reasons we think you should invite us to quote.

For information about the Solicitors Regulation Authority, please visit their website here.

Read more about the essential facets of cyber protection

Cyber protection the essentials

The magazine for professional services firms in a high risk world

Pi magazine

I have no hesitation in commending the manner in which you dealt with the renewal of our PI Insurance this year. PII renewal is always a stressful time for solicitors. I appreciate the help you gave in achieving a good result.

Partner, Solicitors practice

When renewing our firm's PII there is no other broker that I would choose to work with.

Managing Partner, Solicitors practice

I would recommend Howden as a competent and helpful, specialist insurance broker.

Partner, Solicitors practice

Key Contacts

John Wooldridge
UK wide
+44 (0)20 7133 1427 Email

Ross Hickey
London & Home Counties
+44 (0)20 7133 1318 Email

Neil Pointon
East Midlands & East Anglia
+44 (0)20 7133 1346 Email

Chris Robinson
North East & North West
+44 (0)1924 241 916 Email

Mark Syms
South West
+44 (0)20 7133 1445 Email

Taurai Ushe
+44 (0)20 7133 1568 Email

Latest news

View all news
Read More
21 February 2017

FP Marine appoints Mark Johnson as CEO

Hyperion, the world’s largest employee-owned insurance group, is pleased to announce the appointment......

Read More
Read More
31 January 2017

Hyperion announces partnership with MCFC AND NYCFC

Hyperion, the world’s largest employee-owned insurance group, is delighted to announce that it has j......

Read More


Our 30 strong claims handling team is a core component of our service offering. We manage all stages of the claim from providing guidance on when to notify to participating in mediations. The overarching objective of our claims team is to ensure that any claims are resolved swiftly, sensitively and commercially with minimum disruption to your business.

Read more about our Claims team here.