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Professional Liability

Photo of pen resting on contract | Lonsdale Insurance Brokers | Professional LiabilityNo business providing professional advice is immune to claims being brought by third parties.

Traditionally we have more commonly seen the regulated professions such as accountants, architects, insurance brokers, solicitors and surveyors buying professional indemnity insurance, however with an increasingly litigious world that we trade in, we are seeing a considerable increase in other professions being either contractually obliged to buy professional indemnity or are doing so to protect their own business interests and equally promote extra security to clients and prospective clients.

Our professional liability team has a wealth of experience that spans many years in the London and Lloyd’s insurance market. Our specialists have been at the forefront of changing market conditions over the years and have developed strong working relationships with insurers which allow us to negotiate the best possible arrangements for our clients.

Key Staff

Brian Bendle
Brian has been working for over 39 years in the Lloyd’s and London Insurance Market, most of those specialising in Professional Liability and Directors & Officers Liability classes.

Sarah Tarbin ACII, Chartered Insurance Broker
Sarah has over eighteen years of experience in the Lloyd’s and London insurance Market . Her wealth of knowledge has successfully achieved her ACII and Chartered Insurance Broker status. Sarah controls the vital role of being a wholesale liaison and overseeing the divisional administrative functions.

Oliver Wharmby
Oliver’s experience of placing professional liability in the Lloyd’s and London insurance market spans over 18 years. Whilst he deals with all professions, his specialism lies within the legal and surveying sector. Oliver also manages our wholesale liaison with French producing brokers.

Daniel Bushell, Dip CII
Daniel has over 8 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s and London market, specialising in managing the Professional Liability accounts of standard classes along with emerging professions. He has successfully achieved his Diploma in Insurance qualification and has the important role of identifying new markets to support along with continuing to maintain existing insurer relations.

Michael Smith, Cert CII
Michael has had exposure to many classes of Insurance including (but not limited to) Professional Indemnity, Directors and Officers, Medical Malpractice, Combined Liabilities & Commercial Property.
Michael has now settled in Professional Indemnity Insurance as a Lloyds & London Market Broker and with access to the entire London Market, Michael will endeavour to ensure that even the most complicated of risks can be quoted.

If any help is required, please contact us on 0203 7133 860 or email professional.indemnity@Lonsdaleib.com.


We specialise in the following classes:

  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Cyber
  • Pension Trustee Liability
  • Charity Trustees Liability
  • Kidnap and Ransom
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Event cancellation insurance
  • Terrorism
  • Legal expenses
  • Crime/Fidelity Guarantee
  • Employment Practice Liability
  • Design & Construction
  • Bankers’ Blanket Bond
  • Public Offering of Security Insurance

Financial Institutions

The professional liability team have extensive experience in arranging bespoke insurance programmes for financial institutions of all disciplines throughout the UK and Europe.

Below are some of the few professions that we act for:

  • Investment Managers and Fund Administrator
  • Trust Companies and Corporate Service Providers
  • Banks
  • Stock Brokers
  • Corporate Finance
  • Underwriting agencies
  • FOREX traders
  • Trust Companies
  • Investment Funds
  • Letting Agents

Our Client Base

  • Accountants
  • Accreditation specialists
  • Affinity groups and associations
  • Architects
  • Auctioneers
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Engineers
  • Environmental consultants
  • Hedge fund Managers
  • Insurance brokers and advisors
  • Investment Managers
  • Lawyers
  • Management consultants including risk and security
  • Managing general agents
  • Marine architects & surveyors
  • Marine Brokers
  • Miscellaneous
  • Technology, media and Telecommunications
  • Photographers, Tree surgeons, Risk managers,
  • Sports Agents, Translators, Wedding organisers
  • Risk retention groups and mutual
  • Recruitment Consultants
  • Surveyors & Estate Agents
  • Small estate agents
  • The construction industry
  • Private equity
  • Stockbrokers
  • Wealth managers