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Protect your business with Markel Direct

  • Fast, easy online quote in 90 seconds

  • 24hr legal helpline and legal document hub

  • Instant documents and proof of insurance



Thank you for visiting Markel Direct in partnership with TopCashback. Insure your business today and earn cashback.

Business insurance is designed to protect you against the unforeseen – from making a mistake in a piece of work that results in your client losing money, to personal injury claims from third parties and employees.

If a claim is made against you (even if it's unsubstantiated) and you don't have cover in place, you could be left to pay thousands of pounds in legal fees and compensation payments out of your own pocket.

Why insure with Markel Direct?

Fast, easy online quote

Markel's hassle-free website offers instant cover online in a matter of minutes.

Be protected by an award winning insurer

Markel are an award winning insurer with over 25,000 customers in the UK and are rated 4.8 out of 5 from 2,000+ customer reviews.

Instant documents

Policy documents are emailed instantly when you arrange cover, so you can prove to your client you are insured straight away.

No hidden fees or cancellation charges

There are no hidden administration charges to make a change to your policy or cancel mid-term.

Customer reviews


Rated 4.8 stars from 351 customer reviews at Google

Cover starting from £5 a month

Frequently asked questions

  • What will stop me getting cashback?

    • Cashback is available on new policy applications only. Renewals do not qualify for cashback.
    • Using a promotional/ voucher code not posted and approved by TopCashback.
  • What else is essential?

    • Purchases must be completed immediately and fully online.
    • The qualifying period is 45 days.
    • This merchant calculates cashback excluding VAT, delivery and any other charges.
  • What to do when

    • A “Missing Cashback” query must be submitted within 100 days of the transaction, if the transaction does not track automatically.
    • We will make all reasonable endeavours to secure the payment of commission on a transaction but we do not and cannot make any guarantee in this regard.

Insure with Markel and access unique business services

As a specialist insurer of consultants and contractors, we've designed a range of business services (included as standard with certain covers) designed to make your life easier.

24 hour legal helpline 24 hour legal advice helpline

When you insure with Markel, you'll benefit from 24/7 telephone access to a qualified solicitor at no additional cost. Expert legal advice can be costly when you're working for yourself and it's difficult to know who to turn to for a trustworthy answer. Whether it's a question on health and safety, employment law, legal structures for your business or how to handle a difficult client, an experienced team of solicitors are on hand day and night to help you with any business-related legal queries. Included as standard with all policies.

Legal hub access Markel Business Hub access

In addition to our 24 hour legal helpline, you'll have access to the Markel Business Hub - an award winning online resource of legal and business guides, templates and content written and created by our team of expert solicitors. Instantly download ready-made contracts, policies, procedures and guidance you can use for your business - without paying any expensive legal fees. Included as standard with all policies.

Fee dispute service

Customers don't always pay on time and chasing fees or invoices costs time and money. Mindful of the impact this has on your business, we offer our policyholders access to a unique fee dispute helpline operated by one of the UK's leading law firms, who will provide specialist legal guidance and support on fee dispute issues. Included as standard with professional indemnity insurance.

Public relations crisis management service

In today's 24 hour news culture, public relations disasters can occur at any time. Having to deal with the press whilst managing a difficult situation can be hugely stressful as well as being a potential minefield. When there is a risk to your business as a result of negative press attention, our specialist public relations crisis management firm, The Counsel House, will work with you to help manage allegations of fraud, injury caused to employees or the public, and official investigations into your company's affairs. Included as standard with professional indemnity insurance, directors and officers insurance, cyber and data risks insurance and legal representation and employment disputes insurance.

Cyber response helpline

If you're the victim of a targeted cyber attack, our cyber response helpline provides access to specialist solicitors and information security experts who will give expert legal and technical IT security guidance on the issues arising from cyber and data protection risks. Included as standard with cyber and data risks insurance.

Cover starting from £5 a month