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Our story

Chancery Pii was created in 2013, in partnership with the Law Society, to provide sustainable professional indemnity insurance backed by insurer(s) with a financial strength rating of at least A+ (Standard & Poor's) or equivalent to new and established law firms in England and Wales with 1–4 partners.

We are an independent Managing General Agent and offer law firms an alternative to the traditional broker-lead approach. First, we do not accept applications from brokers because we prefer to deal with our clients on a direct basis; second, we have the ability to choose which capacity providers we work with. This flexibility gives us the freedom to only work with insurers who have a financial strength rating of at least A+ (Standard & Poors) or equivalent* and share our dedication to the needs of 1-4 partner firms. It also means that, regardless of market conditions, our clients always benefit from competitive rates.

Since our inception in 2013 eight of our competitors have either withdrawn from or entered and exited the 1–4 partner sector. In contrast, we have been active participants in the 1–4 partner sector throughout the period, built strong, long-lasting relationships with our established clients and grown our book of business steadily.

So, whilst other insurers come and go, Chancery Pii provides a reliable, long-term solution to new and established law firms with 1–4 partners seeking professional indemnity insurance and we remain the only insurance provider devoted solely to this sector.

 

*We are now backed by AXIS Specialty Europe SE (A+ by Standard & Poors; A+ by A.M.Best)

WHY CHOOSE CHANCERY PII?

CLIENT SERVICE


All clients and prospective clients are allocated a dedicated client service manager to provide guidance throughout the renewal process. Once a policy is in place the client service manager is available to provide specialist advice on any PII or related insurance matter throughout the course of the policy period.

KEEPING COSTS DOWN


As a Managing General Agent we have the ability to choose which capacity providers we work with. This gives us the freedom to only work with insurers who have a financial strength rating of at least A+ (Standard & Poors) or equivalent and who share our dedication to provide 1 - 4 partner firms with competitive premiums.

CLAIMS EXPERTISE


It is not until a claim arises that the support of a claims service can be fully appreciated and tested. Chancery Pii claims are dealt with by a specialist team of solicitors' PII claims managers and lawyers and our clients value the swift response times, regular and thorough communications and, above all else, the expert advice they receive.

SECURITY & STABILITY


We are backed by participating insurer(s) with significant experience in the solicitors professional indemnity insurance market and will only use insurer(s) with a financial strength rating* of at least A+ (Standard and Poor’s) or equivalent. Whilst other insurers have come and gone, Chancery Pii has continued to provide stability and build long-lasting relationships.

Our board

Ben
Speers Director

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

Martin
Davison Director

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

Davison
Fothergill

Tom
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.

Tim
Norman Director

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

Norman

Our team

Hawtin

Charles
Hawtin Client service

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

Mark
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.

Carver
Jackson

Emma
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. 

Michael
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.

Knight
Fozouni

Phetna
Fozouni Claims

Phetna is a claims and administration management specialist within DWF.

Testimonials

LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP

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

EXCELLENT SERVICE

Chancery Pii makes the renewal process as painless as possible. The web based form comes pre-populated with information from previous years’ proposals saving a lot of time and I received very competitive quotations extremely quickly.

I have my own contact within the company who deals with my enquiries and questions. The service is excellent and I do not anticipate going to anyone else for my PII needs.

Steven Kinch
SDK Law