Participating insurers

The following is a list of Participating Insurers for the 2021/22 Indemnity Period.

Most Participating Insurers prefer to be contacted by broker only, this has been reflected in the list. If you are seeking cover please check the Participating Insurers entry in the list before contacting them directly.

If you have any queries, please .

Amtrust Europe Limited
[via a broker only]

Market Square House
St James Street
Nottingham
NG1 6FG

Contact name: Amanda Ennis

Telephone: 0207 459 3587

Email: amanda.ennis@amtrustgroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A-
As of 09/09/2021

Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited – UK Branch Office

71 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 4BS

Contact name: Nick Evers

Telephone: 0207 977 0821

Email: Nick.Evers@accredite-eu.com

Website: www.accredited-eu.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A-
As of 30/08/2021

Aegis Managing Agency Limited
[via a broker only]

Contact name: Jeremy Hyne

Telephone: 020 7265 2133

Email: jhyne@aegislondon.co.uk

Website: www.aegislondon.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 23/08/2021

AIG Europe SA
[via a broker only]

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 31/08/2021

American International Group UK Limited
[via a broker only]

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 31/08/2021

Aspen Insurance UK Limited
[via a broker only]

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Piers Winton

Telephone: 0207 280 8224

Email: pwinton@paragonbrokers.com

Website: www.aspen.co

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 01/09/2021

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
[via a broker only]

60 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0HR

Contact name: Mark Figes

Telephone: 0203 451 3326

Email: mark-figes@allianz.com

Website: www.allianz.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
A M Best A+
As of 17/09/2021

Aviva Insurance Limited
[via a broker only]

Level 2
St Helens
1 Undershaft
London
EC3P 3DQ

Contact name: Tabitha Ong

Telephone: 07385 405436

Email: tabitha.ong@aviva.com

Website: www.aviva.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 30/09/2021

AXA XL (XL Insurance Company (UK) Limited)
[via a broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 020 7933 7497

Email: James.gard@axaxl.com

Website: www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A+
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 15/09/2021

AXA XL (XL Insurance Company SE)
[via a broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 020 7933 7497

Email: James.gard@axaxl.com

Website: www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A+
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 16/09/2021

Axis Specialty Europe SE
[via a broker only]

52 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7AF

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
As of 20/09/2021

Beazley Group
[via a broker only]

22 Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 4BQ

Contact name: Andrew James

Telephone: 020 7933 7497

Email: andrew.james@beazley.com

Website: www.beazley.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 15/09/2021

Beazley Insurance DAC
[via a broker only]

2 Northwood Avenue
Santry
Dublin
Ireland
D09 C1K7

Contact name: Andrew James

Telephone: 00 353 1 854 4700

Email: andrew.james@beazley.com

Website: www.beazley.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 16/09/2021

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

4th Floor
8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Vanessa Maxwell

Telephone: 0203 429 4930

Email: Vanessa.maxwell@bhspecialty.com

Website: www.bhspecialty.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A++
Standard & Poors AA+
As of 27/09/2021

Everest Syndicate 2786

40 Lime Street
London
EC3M 5BS

Contact name: Nicholas Abbott

Telephone: 0203 887 2500

Email: nicholas.abbott@everestre.com

Website: www.everestre.com/Insurance/Lloyds-Syndicate

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A+
As of 14/09/2021

Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch

10 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5BN

Contact name: Jay Bowey

Telephone: 0207 933 9368

Email: jay.bowey@puml.co.uk

Website: www.glise.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best AA-
As of 02/09/2021

Hamilton Insurance DAC

8 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name:Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0203 595 1111

Email: grant.sewell@hamiltongroup.com

Website: www.hamiltongroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A-
As of 17/09/2021

Hamilton Managing Agency Syn 4000

8 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name:Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0203 595 1111

Email: grant.sewell@hamiltongroup.com

Website: www.hamiltongroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 17/09/2021

HDI Global Specialty SE - UK
[via a broker only]

10 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 3BE

Contact name:Adam Curran

Telephone: 020 7015 4000

Email: adam.curran@hdi-specialty.com

Website: www.hdi-specialty.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
As of 02/09/2021

Mosaic Syndicate Services Limited
[via a broker only]

70 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0HR

Contact name: Francesca Harland

Telephone: 0203 968 8317

Email: francesca.harland@mosaicinsurance.com

Website: www.mosaicinsurance.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 23/08/2021

Pen Underwriting Ltd on behalf of International General Insurance Company (UK) Ltd
[via a broker only]

67 Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9LJ

Contact name: Paul Crilly

Telephone: 0207 560 3137

Email: uk.solicitors@penunderwriting.com

Website: www.penunderwriting.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
Standard & Poors A-
As of 03/09/2021

Probitas Managing Agency Limited

21 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7HB

Contact name: Antony Dobson

Telephone: 0203 972 5821

Email: antony.dobson@probitas1492.com

Website: www.probitas1492.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 17/09/2021

QBE UK Ltd

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Ally Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4925

Email: Ally.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 09/09/2021

QBE Europe SA/NV

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Ally Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4925

Email: Ally.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
As of 09/09/2021

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 1886

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Ally Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4925

Email: Ally.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 09/09/2021

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 386

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Ally Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4925

Email: Ally.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 09/09/2021

QBE Underwriting Limited for Syndicate 5334

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Ally Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4925

Email: Ally.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 09/09/2021

QBE Underwriting Limited for Syndicate 5334

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Ally Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4925

Email: Ally.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 09/09/2021

QBE Underwriting Limited for Syndicate 5386

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Ally Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4925

Email: Ally.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 09/09/2021

Sompo International t/a Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd
[via a broker only]

1st Floor
2 Minster Court
Mincing Lane
London
EC3R 7BB

Contact name: Ian Bowler

Telephone: 0207 337 2920

Email: ibowler@sompo-intl.com

Website: www.sompo-intl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 10/09/2021

Starr Companies - Starr International (Europe) Limited
[via a broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 07500 934768

Email: Robert.McTaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: www.starrcompanies.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 16/09/2021

Starr Companies - Starr Europe Insurance Limited
[via a broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 07500 934768

Email: Robert.McTaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: www.starrcompanies.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 16/09/2021

Starr Companies - Starr Managing Agents Limited CVS 1919
[via a broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 07500 934768

Email: Robert.McTaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: www.starrcompanies.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
Standard & Poors A+
As of 16/09/2021

Travelers Insurance Company Limited

One Creechurch Place
Creechurch Lane
London
EC3A 5AF

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6000

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk/industry-solutions/legal-sector-insurance

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
As of 02/09/2021

Travelers Insurance DAC

One Creechurch Place
Creechurch Lane
London
EC3A 5AF

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6000

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk/industry-solutions/legal-sector-insurance

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
As of 02/09/2021

W R B Underwriting

14th Floor
52 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7AF

Contact name: Nick Cox

Telephone: 0203 943 1900

Email: ncox@wrbunderwriting.com

Website: www.wrbunderwriting.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
Fitch AA-
A M Best A
As of 31/08/2021

Zurich Insurance Plc - UK Branch
[via a broker only]

8th Floor
70 Mark Lane
London
EC3R 7NQ

Contact name: Rachel Bristow

Telephone: 07580 861026

Email: Rachel.bristow@uk.zurich.com

Website: www.zurich.co.uk/professional

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
A M Best A+
As of 10/09/2021

This is a historical list of companies which signed the Participating Insurer’s Agreement 2020

A M Trust Europe Limited
[via a broker only]

Market Square House
St James Street
Nottingham
NG1 6FG

Contact name: Amanda Ennis

Telephone: 0207 459 3587

Email: amanda.ennis@amtrustgroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A-
As of 10/09/2020

Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited - UK Branch Office
[via a broker only]

71 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 4BS

Contact name: Nick Evers

Telephone: 0207 977 0821

Email: Nick.Evers@Accredited-eu.com

Website:

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M.Best A-
As of 18/09/2020

Aegis Managing Agency Limited
[via a broker only]

25 Fenchurch Avenue, London
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Jeremy Hyne

Telephone: 020 7265 2133

Email: jhyne@aegislondon.co.uk

Website: www.aegislondon.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 24/08/2020

AIG Europe S.A
[via a broker only]

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 30/09/2020

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE

60 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0HR

Contact name: Mark Figes

Telephone: 020 3451 3326

Email: mark.figes@allianz.com

Website: www.allianz.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
A.M.Best A+
As of 14/09/2020

American International Group UK Limited
[via a broker only]

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 30/09/2020

Aspen Insurance UK Limited
[via a broker only]

30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Piers Winton

Telephone: 020 7280 8224

Email: pwinton@paragonbrokers.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 22/03/2021

Atrium Underwriters Limited
[via a broker only]

Room 790
Lloyds Building
1 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7DQ

Contact name: Matthew Marshall

Telephone: 0203 278 471

Email: matthew.marshall@atrium-uw.com

Website: www.atrium-uw.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A+ Standard & Poors
As of 18/09/2020

Aviva Insurance Limited
[via a broker only]

Level 2
St Helens
1 Undershaft
London
EC3P 3DQ

Contact name: Tabitha Ong

Telephone: 07385 405436

Email: tabitha.ong@aviva.com

Website: www.aviva.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 28/09/2020

AXA XL - Syndicate XLC 2003 at Lloyds
[via a broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: James.Gard@axaxl.com

Website: www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
As of 11/09/2020

AXA XL - XL Insurance Company SE
[via a broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: James.Gard@axaxl.com

Website: www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 24/09/2020

AXA XL - XL Insurance Company UK Limited
[via a broker only]

20 Gracechurch Street
London
EC3V 0BG

Contact name: James Gard

Telephone: 0207 933 7497

Email: James.Gard@axaxl.com

Website: www.axaxl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 11/09/2020

Axis Specialty Europe SE
[via a broker only]

52 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7AF

Contact name: www.axiscapital.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A.M Best A
As of 17/09/2020

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

4th Floor, 8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name:Vanessa Maxwell

Telephone: 0203 429 4930

Email: Vanessa.Maxwell@bhspecialty.com

Website: www.bhspecialty.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A++
As of 23/08/2021

CMA Ltd

65 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7NQ

Contact name: Jenny Hummerston

Telephone: 020 7808 5278

Email: Jenny.hummerston@capita.co.uk

Website: Capitainsuranceservices.co.uk

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+ (Strong)
As of 08/09/2020

Everest Syndicate 2786
[via a broker only]

40 Lime Street
London
EC3M 5BS

Contact name: Nicholas Abbott

Telephone: 0203 887 2500

Email: nicholas.abbott@everestre.com

Website: www.everestgroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A+
As of 15/11/2020

Great Lakes Insurance SE UK Branch

10 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5BN

Contact name: Jay Bowey

Telephone: 0207 933 9368

Email: jay.bowey@puml.co.uk

Website: www.glise.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A+
Standard & Poors AA-
As of 25/09/2020

Hamilton Insurance DAC
[via a broker only]

Level 3
8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0203 595 1111

Email: grant.sewell@hamiltongroup.com

Website: www.hamiltongroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A -
As of 11/09/2020

Hamilton Managing Agency S.A HAM 5376
[via a broker only]

Level 3
8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0203 595 1111

Email: grant.sewell@hamiltongroup.com

Website: www.hamiltongroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A
As of 11/09/2020

Hamilton Managing Agency Syndicate 4000
[via a broker only]

Level 3
8 Fenchurch Place
London
EC3M 4AJ

Contact name: Grant Sewell

Telephone: 0203 595 1111

Email: grant.sewell@hamiltongroup.com

Website: www.hamiltongroup.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A.M Best A
As of 11/09/2020

HDI Global Specialty SE-UK
[via a broker only]

10 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BE

Contact name: Adam Curran

Telephone: 0207 015 4000

Email: Adam.Curran@hdi-specialty.com

Website: www.hdi-specialty.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A.M Best A
As of 20/09/2020

Legal and Professional Insurance trading name of Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE
[via a broker only]

21st Floor
20 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3AW

Contact name: Paul Freeman

Telephone: 0203 758 0000

Email: Paul.freeman@libertyglobalgroup.com

Website: www.libertyspecialtymarkets.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A
As of 28/08/2020

Mosaic Syndicate Services Limited
[via a broker only]

70 Gracechurch Street, London
London
EC3V 0XL

Contact name: Francesca Harland

Telephone: 0203 968 8317

Email: francesca.harland@mosaicinsurance.com

Website: www.mosaicinsurance.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+ (Lloyds of London)
As of 08/06/2021

Pen Underwriting Ltd on behalf of International General Insurance Company (UK) Ltd
[via a broker only]

67 Lombard Street
London
EC3V 9LJ

Contact name: Paul Crilly

Telephone: 0207 560 3137

Email: uk.solicitors@penunderwriting.com

Website: www.penunderwriting.co.uk/

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A-
A.M Best A
As of 27/08/2020

QBE Europe SA/NV
[via a broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
As of 17/09/2020

QBE UK Ltd
[via a broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 17/09/2020

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 1886
[via a broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 17/09/2020

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 386
[via a broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 17/09/2020

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 5334
[via a broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 17/09/2020

QBE Underwriting Limited for QBE UK Ltd Syndicate 5386
[via a broker only]

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 3BD

Contact name: Helen Williams

Telephone: 0207 105 4000

Email: helen.williams@uk.qbe.com

Website: www.qbeeurope.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A M Best A
Fitch A+
Moodys A1
As of 17/09/2020

Sompo International
[via a broker only]

1st Floor
2 Minster Court
Mincing Lane
London
EC3R 7BB

Contact name: Ian Bowler

Telephone: 0207 337 2800

Email: ibowler@sompo-intl.com

Website: www.sompo-intl.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
A.M Best A+
As of 08/09/2020

Starr Companies (Managing Agents Limited) (CVS1919)
[via a broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 0207 398 2870

Email: Robert.McTaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: http://starrcompanies.co.uk/

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
Standard & Poors A+
As of 18/09/2020

Starr Companies (Starr Europe Insurance Limited)
[via a broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 0207 398 2870

Email: Robert.McTaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: www.starrcompanies.co.uk/

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 18/09/2020

Starr Companies (Starr International (Europe) Limited)
[via a broker only]

4th Floor
30 Fenchurch Avenue
London
EC3M 5AD

Contact name: Robert McTaggart

Telephone: 0207 398 2870

Email: Robert.McTaggart@starrcompanies.com

Website: www.starrcompanies.co.uk/

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
A M Best A
As of 18/09/2020

Travelers Insurance Company Limited

One Creechurch Place
Creechurch Lane
London
EC3A 5AF

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6000

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk/solicitors

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
As of 24/08/2020

Travelers Insurance DAC

One Creechurch Place
Creechurch Lane
London
EC3A 5AF

Contact name: James Kerr

Telephone: 0203 207 6190

Email: jrkerr@travelers.com

Website: www.travelers.co.uk/solicitors

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA
As of 24/08/2020

W R B Underwriting
[via a broker only]

14th Floor
52 Lime Street
London
EC3M 7AF

Contact name: Nick Cox

Telephone: 0203 943 1900

Email: ncox@wrbunderwriting.com

Website: www.wrbunderwriting.com

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors A+
Fitch AA-
A M Best A
As of 24/08/2020

Zurich Insurance Plc - UK Branch
[via a broker only]

8th Floor
70 Mark Lane
London
EC3R 7NQ

Contact name: Rachel Bristow

Telephone: 07580 861026

Email: rachel.bristow@uk.zurich.com

Website: www.zurich.co.uk/professional

Financial rating

Rating agency Credit rating/Insurer strength rating
Standard & Poors AA-
A.M Best A+
As of 16/09/2020

Client Protection

Related information

Insurer's agreements

Participating Insurers Agreement 2021 (PDF 30 pages, 366K) — in effect from 1 October 2021

Participating Insurers Agreement 2020 (PDF 30 pages, 353K)— in effect from 1 October 2020

Participating Insurers Agreement 2019 (with 2013 Rules) (PDF 64 pages, 605K) — in effect from 1 October 2019

Participating insurer's agreement 2018 (PDF 64 pages, 623KB) — in effect from 1 October 2018

Participating insurer's agreement 2017 (PDF 62 pages, 1MB) — in effect from 1 October 2017

Participating insurer's agreement 2016 (PDF 64 pages, 883K) – in effect from 1 October 2016

Participating insurer's agreement 2015 (PDF 63 pages, 748K) – in effect from 1 October 2015

Participating insurer's agreement 2014 (PDF 61 pages, 707K) – in effect from 1 April 2015

Participating insurer's agreement 2014 (PDF 60 pages, 720K) – in effect from 1 October 2014 to 21 March 2015

Participating insurer's agreement 2013 (PDF 60 pages, 876K) – in effect from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

Appendix 1

What does it mean to be a Participating Insurer?

All insurers who are an "authorised insurer" to conduct business in the UK can become a participating insurer provided they sign a Participating Insurer's Agreement under which they agree to offer policies which meet set Minimum Terms and Conditions. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates authorised insurers.

Section 37 of the Solicitors Act 1974 allows the SRA to make indemnity rules which require solicitors or any specified class of solicitors to take out and maintain insurance with "authorised insurers".

In the Solicitors Act, "authorised insurer" means:

(a) a person who has permission under Part IV of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to effect or carry out contracts of insurance of a relevant class;

An FCA-authorised insurance company

(b) a person who carries on an insurance market activity, within the meaning of section 316(3) of that Act;

A Lloyd's syndicate

(c) an EEA Firm of the kind mentioned in paragraph 5(d) of Schedule 3 to that Act, which has permission under paragraph 15 of that Schedule (as a result of qualifying for authorisation under paragraph 12 of that Schedule) to effect or carry out contracts of insurance of a relevant class; or

An insurance company authorised by the relevant regulator in another member state of the European Economic Area (ie, the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), which is exercising its passporting rights under EU insurance directives to carry on insurance business in the UK

(d) a person who does not fall within paragraph (a), (b) or (c) and who may lawfully effect or carry out contracts of insurance of a relevant class in a member state other than the United Kingdom.

An insurance company exercising passporting rights under the Treaty of Rome to carry on business in the UK (unusual).

The term "relevant class" has the meaning set out in section 87(1B) of the Solicitors Act. This definition must be read with section 22 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and any relevant order under that section and Schedule 2 to that Act.

Appendix 2

European Economic Area (EEA) Qualifying Insurers

European Economic Area (EEA) Qualifying Insurers(PDF 2 Pages, 10K) – in effect from 1 October 2013  

European Economic Area (EEA) Qualifying Insurers(PDF 2 Pages, 41K) – in effect from 1 October 2012  

The Solicitors Regulation Authority does not regulate, vet or approve insurers. In order to be eligible to be a Participating Insurer an insurer must be an "authorised insurer" as defined by section 87(1A) of the Solicitors Act 1974. "Authorised insurers" are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. (For more information, see Appendix 1: What does it mean to be a Participating Insurer?. See Appendix 2 for information about "EEA insurers".)