We can arrange professional indemnity insurance specially created for architects.

Aon is one of the UK's largest insurance brokers (ranked 3rd by brokerage, Insurance Times, August 2016).

Professional indemnity insurance protects you and your business from claims by dissatisfied clients.

Key benefits

  • Architects Registration Board (ARB) compliant policy cover
  • Obtain a quote over the phone
  • Submit your proposal form by email


Product summary

  • Civil liability cover compliant with ARB requirements
  • Criminal prosecution defence costs for building regulation/health and safety legislation up to £1,000,000
  • Asbestos cover up to £1,000,000
  • Innocent non-disclosure protection
  • Defence costs are paid in addition to the limit of indemnity
  • Worldwide cover excluding US, US Virgin Islands and Canada
  • Joint venture/consortium protection
  • Cover for previous firms and retired principals as declared
  • Court attendance compensation
  • Cyber liability
  • Mitigation and investigation costs
  • Infringement of copyright or patents
  • Defamation, libel and slander
  • Loss of/damage to documents/data
  • Secondments to another firm or company
  • Public relations expenses
  • Representation costs for disciplinary hearings
  • Cover includes claims arising from independent third parties where there is a controlling, financial or executive interest by you
  • Waiver of subrogation rights against employees/consultants/self-employed staff



Making a claim

In the event of a claim, notification must be made in writing, with a copy of your schedule of insurance to:

Aon Claims Solutions
Eastwood House
Glebe Road

Tel:01737 783600

Fax:01737 783600

For firms with a fee income under £250K

For firms with a fee income over £250K

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Architects professional indemnity insurance FAQs

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover should a third party suffer a financial loss as a result of your professional error, omission or negligence.

What limit of indemnity do I need?

We recommend you check your institute’s guidelines. It is always good business practice to also review your contracts both pending and current to assess whether your limit of indemnity is sufficient.

Will my policy cover my past work?

The policies we arrange are fully retro-active providing cover retrospectively.

Would my policy respond if I have a claim for work I undertook 3 years ago before I moved to Aon?

Professional indemnity is constructed on a claims made basis and therefore it is the policy in force when the claim is made, which would respond regardless of when the work was undertaken, subject to policy terms and conditions.

How do I make a claim?

In the event of a claim, notification must be made in writing, with a copy of your schedule of insurance to:

Call: 01737 783600

Fax: 01737 783600

Maven Underwriters is a Managing General Agent which is part of Aon UK Limited operating under a delegated underwriting and claims authority on behalf of insurers. Maven Underwriters is a trading name of Aon UK Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.