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 purchase their primary layer of professional indemnity insurance from Bar Mutual and Bar Mutual is obliged to provide them with professional indemnity insurance. Bar Mutual also provides professional indemnity insurance to single person entities that have been authorised by the Bar Standards Board and, on a discretionary basis, multi-person entities and alternative business structures that have been authorised or licensed by the Bar Standards Board.
Bar Mutual provides comprehensive professional indemnity insurance cover and an excellent claims handling service. As a mutual owned and controlled by its Members, Bar Mutual ensures Members' collective interests are paramount.
As a mutual insurance company owned by its members, one of Bar Mutual’s central objectives is to provide professional indemnity insurance at a price that is fair and reasonable. With no shareholders to generate profit for, premiums are transparent and fair.