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Markel Insurance

Legal expenses insurance for rural businesses and landowners

Markel has been a leading provider of commercial legal expenses since 1992, and has developed a specialist policy tailored to the needs of rural land owners, including farms and estates with diversified business interests.

For this type of customer, the majority of disputes relate to property or land rather than contract or employment disagreements. Access to insurers that underwrite this specialist area is essential and Markel’s 20-year association with key distributors in the sector has allowed us to develop legal covers and services dedicated to rural landowners.

Our cover includes: property, landlord & tenant and agricultural rent disputes. Basic payment subsidy protection, public rights of way disputes and other specialist covers are also provided.

Markel’s insurance not only provides peace of mind that legal expenses will be covered in the event of a dispute, but that the legal advice will be provided by specialist lawyers working exclusively in this sector.

More than just insurance cover

With a determination to support our client’s commercial ambitions, complimentary employment, health & safety and commercial legal advice from our experienced lawyers is just a phone call away.

Guidance from our knowledgeable tax advisers is also available as part of the insurance policy, as is access to Markel Law Hub, a premier online employment, health & safety and business law information portal created by our specialist solicitors.

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Why choose Markel's customised insurance cover?

  • Financial security
Markel is an A-rated insurer with considerable financial strength
  • Tailored legal expenses cover
Our experts have created a product specifically tailored to the needs of rural landowners and businesses
  • A focus on the rural sector
We are dedicated to insuring and supporting rural landowners in the UK
  • Complimentary tax and legal advice
Our in-house experts are available to discuss clients’ tax and legal queries
  • Fast claims settlement
Our claims handlers give all clients’ claims the expert attention they require
  • Markel Law Hub
Complimentary access to our online legal portal

Rated by our customers

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

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