Professional indemnity

Advising insurers and their insureds

Our highly regarded professional indemnity team, led by Duncan Crine and Sarah Foster, provides a cost-effective and high quality service for insurers and their insured professionals. 

We defend claims against professionals in all parts of the country and field a formidable team of specialists with wide-ranging experience of claims against professionals in the construction, financial and legal fields. We cover claims against:

  • accountants
  • architects
  • auditors
  • brokers
  • engineers
  • financial advisors
  • quantity surveyors
  • project managers
  • solicitors
  • surveyors
  • other professions, e.g. IT, direct marketers, alternative therapists

We also have considerable expertise in advising insurers on insurance coverage issues such as applicable policy, scope of cover, aggregation, successor practices and dishonesty.

In addition we have a specialist team that handles disputes arising out of personal injury claims.  

We make a point of handling claims proactively at a senior level, with closely supervised assistance from more junior solicitors where appropriate, while our collegiate approach gives you the benefit of our entire pool of knowledge. We are client focussed and user-friendly. We value mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have a lower cost base than many competitors and we ensure that these benefits are passed on to our clients. 

For further information please contact either Duncan Crine or Sarah Foster.


"They prepared the case amazingly. I'm not an expert in this area but they guided me through it."

"reliable, sensible and knowledgeable."

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2018 edition

"provides prompt, effective analysis"

Chambers and Partners, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2011 edition

"Henmans LLP is a ‘centre of excellence in the niche area of lawyers’ claims."

The Legal 500, The Clients' Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2011 edition