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’ 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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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
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.
What our legal clients say about us
Three things distinguish the Howden Professional Indemnity claims handling team from the competition; firstly, their knowledge – these are genuine specialists with a complete understanding of the challenges facing their clients and the environment in which they operate. Secondly, their skill in dealing with difficult situations - whether it be in relation to coverage or otherwise, they know their business and the market respects them for that. The third is perhaps the most significant - they care about protecting their insureds’ interests and getting the best results out of a claim. How a claim is handled is the best form of advertisement for a broker and that is why so many businesses have remained with them year on year.
When renewing our firm’s PII there is no other broker that I would choose to work with. Having worked with Howden for several years, I have always been more than happy with the service that they provide. Thanks to Howden the stress of renewals season has been greatly reduced and I look forward to working with them for the long term future.
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.