Renew your insurance now!


If you do not have your 16 digit code or Bar Council Membership Number – or if your codes have been deactivated – just email and we will get back to you shortly. We will, in the meantime, continue to hold you covered.

If you have not renewed your insurance yet please either renew online or print out a Renewal of Cover Form from the downloads section of the website, fill it in and return it to us. Renewing online is much quicker than the traditional method and has the added benefit of enabling you to make a secure payment by debit or credit card (for which no additional charge will be made).

To access the secure online renewal site you will just need your:

  1. 16 digit renewal code printed on your Renewal of Cover Form
  2. BAR COUNCIL Membership Number (just the five numbers, no letter prefixes)   

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If you have any other queries about your renewal either call us on 020 7621 0405 or email us at Our offices are manned from 9 am to 5.30 pm.  Outside these hours please email us on - although voice-messages can be left.

Bar Mutual provides professional indemnity insurance to self-employed barristers in England & Wales.

All self-employed barristers are required by the Bar Standards Board to take out professional indemnity insurance with Bar Mutual. 

Bar Mutual provides comprehensive professional indemnity insurance cover and an excellent claims handling service. 

Bar Mutual is a not for profit company.  It is owned and controlled by its Members whose collective interests are paramount.

Effective control of Bar Mutual’s affairs rests with its Board of Directors, all of whom are self-employed barristers. The Board is responsible for setting Bar Mutual’s strategies and policies and overseeing the performance of the executive.

Bar Mutual’s executive functions are outsourced to Thomas Miller.

Bar Mutual fact file

  • Bar Mutual was established in 1988.
  • Bar Mutual insures 13,000 self-employed barristers
  • The minimum level of cover provided by Bar Mutual is £500,000.  The maximum is £2,500,000. 
  • All self-employed barristers renew their professional indemnity insurance with Bar Mutual on 1 April each year.
  • Premiums are transparently set in accordance with a rating schedule published each year.

Contact us now to find out how we can help.

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