Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance

We understand the needs of all different types and sizes of law firms. Whether you are a large firm or sole practitioner; we can provide suitable Professional Indemnity cover.

Protection against errors, omissions and accusations of negligence

Howden’s legal Professional Indemnity specialists bring you more than 250 years’ combined experience in the legal sector. We place Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) on behalf of more than 2,000 law firm clients, ranging from sole practitioners 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 law firms choose Howden

  • 30+ legal 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 policies 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’ LiabilityCyber 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.


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

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

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We have one of the largest in-house PII claims teams in the UK

We have 30 PII claims specialists: six of them handle solicitors’ PI 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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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.

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Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance Facility

We have launched a new Professional Indemnity Insurance facility for solicitors, building on our already impressive market access.
This facility is exclusive to Howden and available to firms with one to 10 partners.

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

  • Current Solicitors Quote

Please provide us with a few details so we can get the right person to contact you 

Is your projected gross fee income over £250,000?
Is your projected annual gross fee income over £250,000?
Have you been trading for 12 months or more?
Have you been trading for 12 months or more? 
Your details
Your details
Your email address 
Your phone number
Number of partners
Number of staff
Gross projected fees (ex VAT)
Please select the date you want your insurance to start
Your Professional Indemnity insurance renewal date

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Latest Solicitors’ market report

What are we forecasting for solicitors’ PII in 2024? What issues do underwriters currently have on their radar? In our latest market report, we discuss these issues, provide our analysis of the October 2023 PII renewal and offer some guidance on calculating your gross fee income for PII purposes.

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Meet the team

John Wooldridge 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.