Architects Professional Indemnity insurance

Protecting architects' professional liabilities

Professional Indemnity Insurance for architects is a crucial safeguard in the complex world of architectural design and construction.

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Howden is the preferred PII broker for the ACA (Association of Consultant Architects). And we act for over 1,500 architect clients and currently place in excess of £22m GWP in the market for Architects PII.

We have more than 28 years’ experience helping architects with Professional Indemnity and other variegated risk management needs. Our clients range from sole practitioners to the largest international practices, including some of the UK’s leading firms. 

We enjoy close relationships with - and direct access to - the vast majority of insurers who actively underwrite architects.

Why architects choose Howden?

Some of the broadest PII coverage in the market

Clients see the benefit of a Professional Indemnity policy wording written by a broker rather than the underwriter – our terms are more generous, as we go out of our way to make your life as easy as possible. 

Always ready to add value 

We provide in-house advice relating to contract queries, appointments, collateral warranties and framework agreements. We’re also happy to offer bespoke risk management services.

Proven track record handling architects’ claims 

We have a proven ability to handle multi-jurisdictional claims and to structure insurance policies to ensure coverage takes account of local legal and regulatory requirements

We respond proactively to your needs, challenging insurers’ initial responses, where appropriate.

Other insurance solutions can we help architects with

Our team of experts can deliver a range of tailored insurance solutions to help those in the architect sector to protect themselves, their business and their employees.

  • Network security and privacy liability
  • Business interruption and data recovery
  • Wider insurer access
  • Dedicated cyber specialists
  • Indicent response service
  • Directors and Officers insurance
  • Employment practices insurance
  • Pension trustees
  • Crime insurance
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Death in Service
  • Key Person risk
  • Pensions consultancy
  • Global Income Protection
  • Global Benefits management
  • Wellbeing strategy design and management
  • Public Liability
  • Employers Liability
  • Business Interruption
  • Office insurance

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We're much more than insurance

We can provide added value services such as free 24/7 legal advice lines and mental health helplines for you and your staff.

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Excelling on claims advocacy and support

We have the largest in-house claims team in the PII market, with over 30 advocates fully integrated within our account management team, on hand to guide, manage and advise on notifications and claims. We believe our service should not just be measured on our ability to secure a competitively priced insurance program, but also on our ability to assist with everything from small claims analysis to managing complex claims issues.

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Meet the team

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Paul Gillet

Executive Director
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Paul Gillet

Executive Director

Paul has over 25 years’ experience securing Professional Indemnity insurance for his clients. Based in the Bristol office, he and his team support financial and construction professionals with insurance, risk mitigation, and claims management.

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Matt Farman

Executive Director
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Matt Farman

Executive Director

Matt has over 30 years’ experience in Professional Indemnity insurance. He and his team find and implement insurance solutions for clients in the Property and Construction sector including surveyors, architects and engineers.