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Markel Insurance

Legal expenses insurance for the construction sector

As one of the leading insurers for the UK’s construction industry, Markel has developed a specialist legal expenses policy tailored to the needs of the sector.

Construction contracts can be complex and the risks of delivering projects on time, in line with specifications and within budget are notoriously difficult. If a dispute arises the contractor will already be out of pocket from funding the cost of the contract, and may also need to fund the legal costs of adjudication and possibly high court actions.

Markel’s specialist legal expenses product has been specifically developed for the construction industry. The insurance covers pre-dispute legal advice, access to construction lawyers in the event of a dispute, adjudication fees, and costs associated with higher courts.

More than just insurance cover

As a leading supporter of SME businesses in the UK, Markel’s construction clients can also receive complimentary employment, health & safety and commercial legal advice from our experienced lawyers.

Tax advice from our knowledgeable advisers is also available, as is access to Markel Law Hub, a premier online employment, health & safety and business law legal information portal created by our specialist solicitors. Up-to-date content includes precedent legal documents, fact sheets and legal newsletters.

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Why choose Markel's customised insurance cover?

  • Financial strength
Markel is A-rated, and one of the world's largest insurers
  • Bespoke insurance cover
Our experts have developed a LEI product specifically tailored to the needs of the UK's construction sector
  • An SME focus
We specialise in insuring and supporting SME firms across the UK
  • Professional advice
Our in-house experts are available to discuss clients' legal and tax queries without charge
  • Efficient claims handling
Our claims handlers give all clients' claims the personal attention they deserve
  • Markel Law Hub
Complimentary access to our online legal portal

Top rated by brokers

Markel UK is rated as the Top UK Commercial Lines Insurer in the Insurance Times five-star rating report 2019/20. Markel is the only insurer to have received a maximum five-star rating in all service factors.

Why should you choose Markel?