Insurance for Solicitors

Howden’s legal Professional Indemnity specialists bring you more than 250 years’ combined experience in the legal sector. We place £45m+ annual premium on behalf of around 650 legal practices, ranging from sole traders to Top 100 firms.

 

We have a 90 % client retention rate, which we attribute to our focus on customer service.

 

Our expertise covers the entire spectrum of legal disciplines, and the full range of company structures including Partnerships, LLPs, Limited Companies and Alternative Business Structures.  
 

Why legal services firms choose Howden

  • 25+ legal Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) specialists 
  • More choice: we have superior market access to the widest range of A-rated participating insurers
  • Exclusive facilities and rates only available through Howden  
  • Presence in all UK regions, so we can visit all our clients in person 
  • Deep experience handling non-standard insurance arrangements, from Deductible Infill polices and Excess Layer Coverage
  • We have the largest in-house specialist PII claims team in the industry  
  • Low excesses and extended policy periods available
  • Proven ability in handling global programmes
  • We keep you regularly updated with industry intelligence 
  • Strong experience in other associated risk categories: Directors’ & Officers’ Liability, Cyber Liability, Office Combined and Employee Health & Wellbeing.

 

Our significant footprint in the market puts us – and our clients – in a strong negotiating position with insurers

 

Impressive market access

We offer you one of the widest selections of insurance providers accessible through a single broker. Our strong relationships with the vast majority of quality participating insurers mean you get the benefits of shopping around, without the legwork.

A selection of our insurer partners

 

Graphic showing the wide range of insurers Howden have access to

 

We have the largest in-house PII claims team in the UK

We have 30 PII claims specialists: six of them handle solicitors’ claims exclusively. They enjoy excellent relationships with panel firms and insurers’ claims departments. We monitor cases as they develop, negotiating on reserve movements and settlement proposals, defending your interests at every turn. We’re always there to “fight your corner,” in the unfortunate event of a policy dispute.
 

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Our services prove effective for practices with an annual fee income of £150,000 or greater.

Below this level, we suggest referring to the Law Society for further guidance.

We’re here to make it easy for you

We are able to quote from the same proposal form you completed for your existing provider

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John Wooldridge

John has been a broker for over 30 years, specialising in helping UK solicitors find the insurance they need. His team works with law firms large and small to ensure that they are covered for every eventuality.

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