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. Please read the the policy wording and Privacy Statement for Barristers.

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


Suncorp Professional Risks
IPC 2CI349
Level 10, 10 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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? 

Please contact us immediately so we can help you.

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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.

Quick Facts

Suncorp Insurance has dealt with over 1,800 notifications and claims for barristers from 1992 until March 2023.

We have paid over $44,000,000 in compensation and defence costs for barristers arising from accusation of negligence or misconduct.

  • In QLD, over 550 notifications and over $11,000,000 paid.
  • In WA, over 210 notifications and over $5,000,000 paid.
  • In NSW, over 840 notifications and over $20,000,000 paid.

In other Australian jurisdictions, over 230 notifications and over $7,000,000 paid.

Insurance is issued by AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807, trading as Suncorp Insurance. This website provides information about some of the main features and benefits of the Suncorp Barristers Professional Indemnity policy wording. It provides a summary of cover only and does not constitute advice in relation to the policy. You should still refer to the policy to identify the full terms, conditions and limitations on cover. The cover offered to you may vary from that described. You can contact us for a copy of the policy on 1300 308 950 or by email: