Professional Indemnity

By providing the protection of robust PI insurance cover, Barbican Protect gives professional organisations the confidence to keep moving forward. Our market-leading PI specialists, authorised to make on-the-spot underwriting decisions.

We build solutions from the ground up, based on the unique requirements of each individual profession we cover. Working side-by-side with PI brokers, our bespoke policy wording not only delivers top-of-the-line insurance cover, but also ensures full compliance with all regulatory and professional body requirements.

Why work with us

Offering direct lines of communication to our underwriters, we provide clarity and transparency from the first conversation. That way, you know exactly who you are dealing with, what cover we can offer and how that cover will be priced.

Our established claims team has extensive experience of managing professional indemnity claims, from the straightforward to the complex; while our free legal helpline and collateral warranty vetting provides an extra level of reassurance.

Our product lines

Offering a broad range of specialist professional indemnity products, we insure professions across a large number of sectors, including:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Engineers – heating, ventilation and electrical
  • Design & Construct – general builders and HV&E contractors
  • Insurance brokers – personal lines and life
  • Surveyors – estate agents, residential managing agents, quantity surveyors
  • IT
  • Media & miscellaneous professions

Policy wordings

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Adjudication information

Appointment and collateral warranty information

CDM regulations 2015

Claims handling legal assistance helpline appointment and collateral warranty service

Protecting your reputation in retirement

William Hall

William Hall

Head of Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6540
work cell +44 (0)7785 624 572

William is head of financial lines at Barbican Protect.

During a 17-year career as an underwriter at Royal & Sun Alliance, William had extensive experience of underwriting across most classes of accident and casualty insurance. As his career developed, he increasingly gained experience and expertise in financial lines products becoming ProFin manager for the North West.

In 2004, he became broking manager for McParland Finn and then in 2007 he co-founded PI Protect Ltd acting as underwriting director. Upon the acquisition of the business in 2012 by Barbican Insurance Group, William became head of underwriting for PI Protect.

Denise Mercer

Denise Mercer

Underwriting Manager, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6545
work cell +44 (0)7900 743641

Denise is underwriting manager for financial lines at Barbican Protect

Denise began her career in the insurance industry in 1979 at Sun Alliance, Leeds. Denise worked for various different companies initially as a commercial combined underwriter, gaining extensive experience across all Accident and Casualty products, progressing through to underwriting management.

Denise rejoined RSA to specialise in professional indemnity and financial lines insurance and in 2004 became ProFin underwriting manager for the North .

In 2007 Denise joined Hiscox as senior professions and commercial underwriter to assist in the opening of their newly formed Manchester office. She joined PI Protect in May 2013.

Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Development Underwriter, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6544
work cell +44 (0)7900 743643

Stephen is senior development underwriter for financial lines at Barbican Protect.

Stephen began his career in the insurance industry in 2000 when he joined People’s Choice Insurance Services working with high net worth clients across both commercial and personal lines products.

In July 2003, Stephen joined McParland Finn Limited as an account handler dealing predominantly with professional indemnity insurance and other financial lines products. In 2007, Stephen joined PI Protect Ltd as a professional indemnity insurance underwriter, progressing to the position of senior development underwriter.

Leanne Leach

Leanne Leach

Development Underwriter, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6546

Leanne is development underwriter for financial lines at Barbican Protect.

Leanne joined PI Protect in July 2013 and has worked in the insurance sector for over 10 years. Prior to joining PI Protect, Leanne was as an account handler at Jelf Manson insurance broker. Her previous roles have included SME sales executive at Towergate Risk Solutions and account handler at CBG Insurance Broking (formerly Swinburne James).

Helen Spencer

Helen Spencer

Development Underwriter, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6567

Helen is development underwriter for financial lines at Barbican Protect.

Helen joined Barbican Protect in December 2014 as a professional indemnity underwriter. Prior to joining Barbican Protect, Helen spent over 3 years at Lothbury UK Limited, most latterly as wholesale broker.

Helen holds a first class honours degree in Business Accounting from Glyndwr University.

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