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Professional services

Comprehensive insurance cover that is designed for the unique challenges faced by professional firms.

Our experience in delivering innovative insurance solutions for professional firms means we can cover a wide variety of professions, including business and management consultants, HR professionals, and training providers.

Coverages and services designed to support a range of professional risks, including new and emerging risks.

Markel UK offers a wide variety of coverages for professional risks. Clients also have access to additional services to help policyholders navigate everyday challenges. Depending on your coverage, you can opt in or add services you need.

The types of companies we support with our solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Business & management consultants
  • Animal trainers
  • Bailiff
  • Debt collection
  • Driving instructors
  • Ecology
  • Fitness instructions 
  • Food industry consultancy
  • Forensic science
  • Fork lift truck training instruction
  • Health & safety consultancy
  • Inspection services
  • Interpreters
  • Language schools
  • Life coaching, training & management
  • Loss adjusting
  • Mediators
  • Medical consultants
  • Music teaching
  • Personnel consultancy
  • Portable appliance testing
  • Private investigation
  • Procurement consultancy
  • Professional association
  • Property searcher
  • Quality assurance
  • Research consultancy
  • Security services
  • Translation
  • Tuition
  • And other emerging professions

Professional indemnity policies have traditionally been arranged on a standalone basis, but we provide a menu offering that allows other types of business protection to be arranged, often under the same policy – resulting in a robust insurance solution designed to minimise gaps in cover. Our menu of covers includes:

Responsibilities to third parties

Public and products liability, professional liability, and executive liability

Responsibility as an employer

Employers' liability, employment law protection

Protection of assets

Property damage, damage to portable property

Business continuity

Entity defence, business interruption, money and personal assault, fidelity, cyber and data risks, PR crisis management

Key products sold on a standalone basis to this industry:

Professional indemnity combined

Cover designed for firms operating in specialist sectors offering high-value or complex advice.

Legal expenses insurance

LEI that’s delivered by trusted legal experts. In addition to our advice services, our in-house law firm provides specialist expertise when the unexpected happens.


Cyber risks cover designed to protect against both liabilities and the policyholder’s own losses, including legal, IT security and regulatory costs.

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Additional services*

Clients also have access to additional services to help policyholders navigate everyday challenges. Depending on your coverage, you can opt in or add services you need for an additional cost.

PR crisis management

Expert guidance and advice on dealing with the media where a claim has the potential to result in adverse press attention. We’ll evaluate the situation and provide the necessary guidance and personal support.

Contract review service

Our complimentary legal review and advice on their terms of business and third-party contracts can help protect businesses.

Tax investigation services

Our experienced team understand the inner workings of HMRC and can assist with every stage of an enquiry to mitigate the impact on those most affected.

*Please refer to your policy for exact services included. Learn more.

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Case study

General liability insuring clause

The insured is a limited company that provides Health and Safety advice and services to manufacturing clients. An employee of the insured’s client injured himself in an area of the manufacturing site which was under the control of the insured whilst acting as CDM contractor.

We instructed one of our specialist injury loss adjusters, who successfully defended the insured. There were no damages payments made, resulting in a small outlay of only the loss adjuster's fixed fee.

Insights and resources

  • Find out more

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  • Services

    From our 24/7 business and legal helpline, to our R&D tax relief consultancy, our customers have access to our legal and tax services, providing a complete solution for their wider business needs and goals.

  • Our claims service

    We aim to settle claims as efficiently as possible so our policyholders can get on with their lives.