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Markel Insurance

Why use us?

Markel is a market-leading provider of legal expenses insurance to the UK business and professional community. Our ATE division provides sustainable solutions to manage risk and insure against litigation risks.

Creativity, innovation and a commitment to quality are the foundations of our success. We aim to deliver ATE insurance solutions that surpass expectations by tailoring our cover to every aspect of your litigation.

We only use legally qualified personnel to risk assess and rate our premiums. This technical ability to understand your risk and anticipate what might be required provides a significant advantage in enabling us to deliver a truly bespoke and intuitive service.

We believe our insurance policies offer excellent value for money as you only pay for cover that you actually need, giving peace of mind and costs certainty to the client.

Costs protection cover is available for a wide range of risks, and premiums can be offered on a contingent basis if the circumstances of the case permit. If contingent cover is offered, the premium is payable only in the event of a successful outcome.

There is no charge for our undertaking risk assessments of those cases submitted for cover. Assessments are typically completed within 10 working days, subject to all the required information being provided.

To find out more about our ATE insurance, and how this can benefit you and your client, please contact us to arrange an appointment:

Call us on 0370 607 8999


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If you currently have a case that may require ATE insurance, please call us on 0370 607 8999 and we can then assist you with your application. Alternatively, download a proposal form and submit it to us for consideration once completed.

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Markel has a maximum five-star rating for overall service experience across the entire insurance policy lifecycle.”

Why choose Markel?

Our commitment to brokers

Excellent service through our regional offices

Online transactional capability and broker portal

Marketing capabilities through Engine Room

Best-in-class support from our value-added services