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Chancery Pii was created in 2013, in partnership with the Law Society, specifically to provide sustainable professional indemnity insurance for 1–4 partner firms in England and Wales. Since its inception, Chancery Pii has grown its client base steadily and remains the only insurance provider devoted solely to helping new and established law firms with 1–4 partners.

Our robust underwriting strategy is underpinned by our online quoting platform, in which we have continued to invest, which ensures a quick and easy application process.

As a Managing General Agent, Chancery Pii offers law firms with an alternative solution to the traditional broker approach. We provide direct access to an exclusive panel of A+ rated insurers, comprising Allianz and Aspen Syndicate 4711. Because we do not accept applications from brokers, our clients do not pay broker commissions or fees – often a significant part of the overall cost of professional indemnity insurance – and benefit from competitive pricing as a result.

Our straightforward underwriting approach and client-first service allow us to provide greater value to our clients and to build strong, long-lasting relationships.


Whilst other insurers come and go, Chancery Pii provides reliable, long-term commitment - we are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships with our clients.


<p>Chancery Pii is a Law Society <br>
Endorsed Managing General Agent.</p> CLIENT FIRST
Our dedicated client service managers provide specialist advice and guidance throughout the course of the policy period. Our online application process is unique and straightforward. Firms receive a quotation within 48 hours of submission, depending upon the quality of information provided.
<p>Chancery Pii is a Law Society <br>
Endorsed Managing General Agent.</p> DIRECT ACCESS
Because we do not accept applications from brokers, our clients receive a competitive price without additional broker commissions or fees – often a significant part of the overall cost of PI insurance. Our clients also have direct access to our underwriting team, enabling clear communication and a straightforward application process.
<p>Chancery Pii is a Law Society <br>
Endorsed Managing General Agent.</p> CLAIMS EXPERTISE
It is not until a claim arises that the support of a claims expert can be fully appreciated and tested. Our clients value our swift response times, regular and thorough communications and, above all else, the expert help and support they receive from our claims managers and Pii lawyers.
<p>Chancery Pii is a Law Society <br>
Endorsed Managing General Agent.</p> SECURITY
Chancery Pii is the only professional indemnity insurance provider solely dedicated to the needs of firms with 1-4 partners. We are backed by a panel of participating insurers each of which is guaranteed to have a Standard and Poor’s security rating of A+ or better. Our clients know they are in safe hands - both now and in the future.

Our board

Speers Director

Ben began working in the insurance industry in 1998 and has been a qualified lawyer for over 15 years.

Davison Director

Martin has worked within financial services since 1986 and is a qualified accountant.


Drane Director

Simon is executive director of Business Development at the Law Society. He has significant legal sector business development, project strategy and information management experience.

Norman Director

Tim has worked with professional indemnity since 1992. He is one of the founders of Chancery Pii and is on the Board.


Fothergill Director

Tom is executive director of Delivery and Performance at the Law Society. He is a Chartered accountant and has significant experience in developing and implementing corporate strategy.

Our team


Hawtin Client service

Charles is a solicitors’ professional indemnity specialist with a background in law. Charles leads the Chancery Pii client service team.

Becerra Client service

Esme has a French & Spanish degree from Nottingham Trent University. She joined Chancery Pii in 2017 and is a client service specialist.


Smith Client service

Tom began working with professional indemnity in 2010. He joined the Chancery Pii team in 2015 and is a client service specialist.

Carver Underwriting

Mark is one of the architects of the Chancery Pii underwriting platform, having worked with professional indemnity since 1994. He is considered a leading authority in this arena.


Tinkler Client Service

Emma has worked in insurance since 2013 and joined Chancery Pii in August 2016. Emma holds a conjoint law and arts degree from the University of Auckland. 

Knight Claims

Michael is Technical Claims Manager at DWF, leading Chancery Pii claims. He is a qualified solicitor, Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and an Associate of the CII.


Fozouni Claims

Phetna is a claims and administration management specialist within DWF.



The Law Society must support the small firm. Looking forward, the small high street practitioner does have a future and at the present time, perhaps their biggest difficulty is dealing with professional indemnity insurance. In 2013 we enjoyed the benefit of the service provided through Chancery Pii, which has been outstanding.

Bill Hoyland
Pennine Law Limited


We have been very pleased with the service that we have received from Chancery Pii since October 2013. Chancery Pii have worked hard at developing a long term relationship and we look forward to working together in the future.

Navjiven Mandair
The Legal Practice incorporating Craig and Company