Software Consultants Insurance
Expect more from your insurer. Specialist insurance for software consultants from £5 per month*.
Fast, easy online quote in 90 seconds
24hr legal advice helpline included
No hidden fees or cancellation charges
Cover starting at £5 a month
Cover starting at £5 a month
Frequently asked questions
I need to arrange software consultants insurance to secure a contract – do you provide proof of cover?
Yes. Markel will email your policy documents to you instantly when you purchase software consultants insurance. This includes a dedicated ‘Confirmation of Liability Insurance’ document, detailing the cover you have chosen, which can be presented to agencies and clients as proof of cover.
Is my past work covered?
Markel covers past work if you have held uninterrupted professional indemnity insurance prior to purchasing your cover with us.
If there was a period of time where you did not hold professional indemnity insurance in force, we are unable to cover past work.
- You have never arranged professional indemnity insurance before
- You chose not to renew a previous policy
- Or, you cancelled a previous policy at the end of a contract
If you require further clarification on past work, please call us on 0800 640 6600.
What limit of cover should I choose?
Many clients and industry bodies with regulatory requirements will require software consultants to have a minimum level of cover to undertake a contract. Before arranging cover, please check such requirements.
If you are unsure, or this is the first time you have arranged cover, consider a worst-case scenario and the likely costs involved.
Markel offers a range of limits, so there are multiple choices available to find the right cover for your business.
What's the difference between professional indemnity and public liability?
Professional indemnity covers against allegations of professional negligence. It would cover you if you made an error or mistake while undertaking a piece of work for a client, such as a project or report.
Public liability insurance covers against allegations of injury or illness caused to third parties through your negligence. It covers many of the slips, trips and falls associated with personal injury claims. In addition, public liability insurance covers against damage to third party property.
As both professional indemnity and public liability insure against different scenarios, it is important you consider arranging both types of cover to ensure proper protection.
Why should I insure with Markel?
Markel has over 25 years’ experience insuring software consultants – and understands how legal claims can disrupt your life professionally and personally. That’s why we aim to deal with all claims fairly and swiftly.
We are a division of Markel International, a Lloyd’s and London market insurer that wrote gross premium totals of $1.2 billion in 2018.
Prefer to speak to someone? Call on 0800 640 6600 to speak to an insurance expert, who will answer your questions and guide you through the insurance we offer, step-by-step.
Alternatively, get an online quote in 90 seconds and call Markel if you require any clarification on our software consultants insurance.
How are Markel Direct regulated?
Markel International Insurance Company Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Find out more on the Financial Services Register.
Access exclusive contractor services
We include exclusive access to a unique support services for your software consultancy business which offer you advice, help and legal resources whenever you need them (included as standard with the relevant section of cover).
24/7 access to a legal advice helpline manned by qualified solicitors
Access legal templates and resources with the Markel Business Hub
Support with chasing unpaid invoices with our fee dispute service
Receive discounted IR35 contract reviews with your policy
Expert management of public relations crises with The Counsel House