Professional indemnity

Professional indemnity insurance is a statutory requirement for all barristers in New South Wales. The attorney general, pursuant to section 95 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014, approves the type of professional indemnity insurance policies, the level of insurance provided by the policies and the terms of the policies which can be offered to the NSW Bar.

For the 2024-25 practising year, the minimum level of PII insurance that a NSW barrister must take out is $1.5 million.

Please note that it remains the responsibility of the individual barrister to satisfy themself as to the content of the policies on offer, the terms and conditions, and the premium applicable to them.

To assist barristers, the Bar Association publishes in table form a comparison of 2024-25 PII policies offered by Aon, Marsh, Suncorp and Pacific Indemnity.

Address

Level 36, 8 Parramatta Square
10 Darcy Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150

Website

Contacts

Julia Cowie

Team Leader

Ph: 02 8607 7160

William Phanthana

Client Executive

Ph: 02 8607 7174

Address

Countrywide Insurance Group
2/35 Dalmore Drive
Scoresby VIC 3179

Website

Contacts

Scott Hastings

Authorised representative

Ph: 0406 382 582

Address

One International Towers
100 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney
NSW 2000

Website

Contacts

Leanne Hodgins

Managing Principle

Ph: (07) 3115 4584

Jayden Gray

Account Executive

Ph: (07) 3115 4561

Address

Suncorp Professional Risks
Level 10, 10 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Website

Contacts

Suncorp Professional Risks

Ph: 1300 308 950