All self-employed barristers in independent practice in England and Wales must take primary layer professional indemnity insurance with Bar Mutual.

Pupils are automatically covered under their pupillage supervisor’s policy. This cover ceases if and when the pupil becomes a Member of Bar Mutual in their own right.

A self-employed barrister’s clerk is automatically covered for claims under the barrister’s policy where the claim is connected with the practice of the barrister or a pupil of the barrister.

Registered European Lawyers registered with the Bar Standards Board are also eligible to be insured by Bar Mutual.