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Barristers Professional Indemnity

Specially for Barristers - Professional Indemnity insurance from Suncorp

Talk to one of our specialist underwriters and you will be impressed by their understanding of the specific risks you face. It’s this in-depth knowledge and empathetic handling of claims and unprofessional conduct enquiries that has attracted more than 2,000 Australian barristers to Suncorp.

We have helped hundreds of barristers successfully resolve claims and defend conduct complaints for over twenty years.

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Product Features

  • A civil liability cover tailored to barrister's requirements
  • Cover for compensation orders and costs orders
  • Unlimited reinstatements of your limit of liability
  • Loss of documents cover to the full limit
  • Inquiry costs cover up to the full limit


  • Continuous cover extension
  • 7 years run off cover
  • Limits of indemnity up to $20 million available
  • Nil excess for eligible barristers
  • Multiple payment options


Conditions, limits and exclusions apply to all the product features listed. Click here for the policy wording.

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Call 1300 308 950
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm AEST


Suncorp Professional Risks
IPC 2CI246
Level 9, 10 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000


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How can we help?

Retired or retiring? 

Please contact us to advise the date you terminated your practicing certificate and we will reissue your Certificate of Insurance to trigger your automatic run off cover.

Claims or complaints? 

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Claims Experience

Should you need to make a claim, you can expect fast and easy lodgement with the support of our dedicated Suncorp claims team. We work with you in seeking fair and timely claims resolutions and take pride in a common-sense approach to claims management.

With Suncorp Insurance, deal with someone who understands what barristers really need when it comes to professional indemnity insurance.

Vexatious Complaint

The insured acted for a client in a criminal defence matter. The client received a conviction and a fine (not a custodial sentence). The former client then sought to appeal his conviction and fine. The conviction was upheld but the fine reduced. At the time the client was very happy with the barrister.

When the barrister was seeking to have his outstanding fees paid the client brought the matter to a cost assessment application. The client also sought to frustrate the assessment by making a very lengthy complaint to the Bar Association on the basis that the barrister was incompetent and that the reduction in the fine at appeal was evidence of same. This was incorrect.

Suncorp Insurance assisted the barrister in the response to the Bar Association and the complaint was dismissed. A considerable amount of time is involved in addressing such complaints and a very careful hand needs to be employed when replying.

Suncorp’s very experienced claims handlers have access to an expert panel enabling them to provide high quality advice and assistance to our insured barristers. You don’t need to face a complaint alone