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Barrister insurance

Your services are valuable. But claims can cost you. We can arrange barrister insurance to help keep you protected.

What insurance should I consider as a barrister?

The Legal Professions Act legally requires barristers to have one type of cover: professional indemnity.

Professional indemnity cover can help protect you against legal action – and legal fees – resulting from claims of malpractice, negligence, confidentiality and more.

At Marsh, we can arrange a barrister insurance policy packaged with public liability to keep you covered from multiple angles.

Key features and benefits

  • PI Indemnity limits available up to $5,000,000

  • Optional Public Liability extension available

    PL Indemnity limits available up to $20,000,000

  • Nil excess for professional indemnity cover

    With the exception of disciplinary proceedings which incurs a $5,000 excess

  • Loss of documents

    Costs and expenses for replacing and/or restoring documents which are destroyed, damaged, lost or mislaid up to full policy limit

  • Cyber extension

    Third party data security breach and client network infection

  • Defence costs are covered in addition to the policy limit

  • 7 year run-off cover at no additional premium

  • Unlimited reinstatements

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Why Marsh?

Why should you choose Marsh to arrange your insurance solutions?

Trusted by 130 associations

We are proud to be the endorsed insurance broker for more than 130 Australian industry groups and member associations, developing insurance solutions that help meet the risk and insurance needs of businesses across a variety of industries.

Local expertise

Our Australia-wide network of brokers have spent years at the coalface supporting business owners manage their unique risks in a fast-changing market. They keep ahead of the latest market insights both local and global and break down the jargon into your language.

Claims support

Handling an insurance claim can quickly become overwhelming, not least when your time is stretched to the limit keeping your business going in the backdrop. We help take the load off and manage, negotiate and settle claims with insurers on your behalf.

Optimal market position

Marsh has provided insurance services to barristers for 20+ years, both locally and globally. Our position in the insurance market lets us offer balanced coverage, exceptional claims support and proactive and relevant risk guidance. Our focus is always on creating value for you.

Risk education

We aren’t just dedicated insurance brokers. We’re also exceptional risk educators – and we work with like-minded insurers to deliver tips, insights and guidance bespoke to your business.

Close collaboration

We’re experts in the insurance industry. But you’re the expert on your business – always. We’ll collaborate with you to develop solutions and services that meet your specific risk profile through a personal, experienced and dedicated service approach.

Why use a broker?

Choosing business insurance means navigating through products, coverages and policy terminology – with a sales pitch as your only guide. An experienced broker will spot your unique set of risks, match you to the right choice, and advocate for you on price.

Frequently asked questions

Professional indemnity insurance is among the most highly recommended covers for any business – particularly if it offers advice or recommendations as part of its services.

This policy covers claims made by clients if your advice or guidance causes them or another third-party financial loss.

A typical professional indemnity policy can cover allegations relating to:

  • Breach of duty

  • Breach of privacy or confidentiality

  • Intellectual property infringement 

  • Defamation

  • Lost or damaged documents

  • Reputation repair

  • Claims investigation costs

  • Negligence.

Professional indemnity insurance cannot cover:

  • Existing circumstances

  • Intentional damage

  • Contractual obligations

  • Bankruptcy.

The cost of your professional indemnity insurance will depend on several factors, including your business size, revenue, and services provided.

When requesting a quote, be sure to fill in the form values as accurately as possible, so we can arrange the right premium and cover for your business.

Or you can request a call back to speak to a Marsh advisor for a clearer picture.

Professional indemnity insurance can cover your business for up to $5 million.

Yes. Professional indemnity insurance and errors and omissions insurance are interchangeable terms referring to the same cover.

‘Claims made’ is a term used to describe an insurance policy that covers claims notified during the policy term. This may not be the same period in which the incident or error that led to the claim occurred.

Professional indemnity policies provide a 'claims made' basis of cover because advice or service errors in many professions are often discovered weeks, months or even years after the mistake was made.

If the limit of indemnity has changed, it is the limit purchased when the claim is notified that applies – not the limit purchased when the work was completed.

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When considering this insurance, we recommend you review the relevant statutory requirements or approved policies to be held under your state or territory’s professional standards legislation and the Policy Wording/Product Disclosure Statements to see whether these products suit your needs.
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Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (ABN 31 081 358 303, AFSL 238369) (“Marsh”) arranges the general insurance (i.e. not the Discretionary Trust Arrangement) and is not the insurer. This page contains general information and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from Marsh on request. Marsh makes no representation or warranty concerning the application of policy wordings or the financial condition or solvency of insurers or re-insurers. Marsh makes no assurances regarding the availability, cost, or terms of insurance coverage. Any statements concerning actuarial, tax, accounting, or legal matters are based solely on our experience as insurance brokers and risk consultants and are not to be relied upon as actuarial, accounting, tax, or legal advice, for which you should consult your own professional advisors. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). Any advice or dealing in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226 827) (“JLT”). JGS and JLT are businesses of Marsh McLennan. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions.