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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

                      Please see Freewheelers Leaflet 2017 for the fabulous work these volunteer riders undertake to assist the NHS in moving vital supplies and equipment  around the county. Who knows which one of us or someone we know may have already benefited from their amazing work?

BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more



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JLT Legal Practices Group
Specialist insurance solutions for the legal profession

Our Approach

JLT’s Legal Practices Group enhanced service proposition is designed for all sectors of the legal profession. These range from sole practitioners and high street firms to the larger city, national and international practices. We are constantly reviewing and evolving our services to ensure we cater for the ever changing risk profile and exposures our clients face.

Our clients are all individual businesses, as such, we work with you to tailor our services and provide risk management and insurance solutions that are designed to meet your specific needs.

In addition to protecting your own business, our close relationships may also discover opportunities to grow your businesses by providing additional services which not only benefit you but also your clients. We can offer assistance with Professional Indemnity (PI), Management Liability, Cyber Liability, Mergers & Acquisitions and access to a whole raft of services that may be of assistance to you and your clients.

Our services:

  • Strategic Advisory
  • Negotiation & Placement
  •  Day to Day Servicing
  • Claims Advocacy & Management
  • Risk Awareness Support & Training
  • Transition to JLT


No matter where our clients are located, we have a team of experts nationwide, on hand to build a personal relationship and deal with any questions you may have regarding any aspect of your PI Insurance.


Over 1,000 firms trust JLT to protect their interests and place their PI insurance cover. As PI insurance is one of the largest outgoings of any firm you need to trust your broker has the knowledge, market access and drive to secure the best outcomes –for you.


Success is a matter of focus. Our Legal Practices Group focuses exclusively on the needs of legal service providers. This expertise and commitment gets results year on year.

JLT has a specialist Professional Indemnity Team based in Bristol who specialise in arranging and servicing the Professional Indemnity requirements for Law firms. Please find their contact details below:

Matthew Baker
T: 0117 968 9628

Marco D’Ovidio
T: 0117 968 9717

Bhaven Mashru
T: 0117 968 9677

Latest bulletins:

Risk Management Implications from the Dreamvar Case

File Retention in Preparation for GDPR

SRA Proposals for PII Reform – Are there any winners?




Our associate member, JLT Specialty [JLT], have won Broker of the Year at the British Claims Awards 2018.

The win demonstrates that JLT is an insurance broker who understands the value of its claims professionals for clients, and the importance of them being embedded in the business and involved from the outset of the client relationship. Carey Lynn, Senior Partner at JLT, commented, “This is a wonderful accolade for our team, and everyone at JLT who has, and continues to, support us – I could not be prouder of the team!”

The ceremony was attended by JLT’s clients who watched on as judges at the British Claims Awards made their final decision. This decision was based on evidence that demonstrated which company had the best customer-focused claims service and investment in their own people.

One of the judges – James Dalton, Director of General Insurance Policy at ABI, said, “This was a well-rounded submission that had clearly thought about how the entry would demonstrate how the judging criteria would be met. It demonstrated an on-going investment in their people and professional qualifications. And it was from a firm that clearly put customers at the heart of their work and had great testimonials from their clients.”

JLT Specialty Limited, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AW
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