Professional Indemnity Insurance for Solicitors

Solutions For Solicitor Practices

We provide Professional Indemnity Insurance for Solicitor Firms of all sizes

Solutions for Solicitor Practices with one to three partner firms

Specialists you can trust

  • Howden is a trusted and respected name in the solicitors sector. We act for over 1,000 legal services firms of all sizes and place over £50m of premium into the market.
  • Howden has a specialist team who only deal with Solicitors PI and we have a presence in all regions so if required we can visit all of our clients in person.
  • We also have a specialist Solicitors claims team who are on hand to provide timely advice and support when you need it most.

Our new product for 1-3 firms

We have partnered with QBE to set up a new facility specifically for one to three partner firms. This means that Howden is now the chosen broker that can obtain quotations from QBE for one to three partner firms that aren’t already insured with them.

Our new product offers highly competitive premiums and makes it simple to obtain a quote by answering 6 simple questions on the following:

  1. Name and address
  2. Number of Partners/Directors/Members
  3. Gross Fees
  4. Type of Work
  5. Claims history
  6. Cover required


Download & complete an application for a Premium Indication here and forward to or Howden Broking Group Limited,

FAO: John Wooldridge, 16 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1BD 


About QBE

• QBE has been providing insurance to the legal profession for over 40 years; 

• QBE is the leading solicitors PI insurer in the UK;

• QBE’s service offerings includes their market-leading risk assessment tool, QRisk;

• QBE offers market leading knowledge teamed with extensive claims handling experience & state of the art risk management.


Other Howden markets

We also have access to the following markets for 1-3 Partner firms: - Endurance - WR Berkely - Travelers - QBE - Allianz - Zurich - China RE

Solutions for Solicitor Practices with four or more Partners

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 exclusive A rated PII facilities for the sector

For those firms that are not eligible for our exclusive A rated facilities we have the expertise, knowledge and underwriter relationships to seek quotes from the vast majority of participating insurers. 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.

Download & complete an application for a quote and forward to or Howden Broking Group Limited,

FAO: John Wooldridge, 16 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1BD


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

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

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

Ross Hickey

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

Neil Pointon

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

Chris Robinson

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

Mark Syms

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


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.