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Professional Indemnity

We write miscellaneous and construction related PI business.


  • Overview

    We write a broad range of both traditional and non-traditional PI risks.

    We have particular expertise in coverage for:

    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Lawyers
    • Accountants
    • Design & build contractors
    • Insurance intermediaries
    • Environmental consultants
    • Miscellaneous professionals
    • IT and media
  • Territories

    We write business worldwide, excluding domiciled US risks, but with the ability to consider incidental US exposures.

  • Risk appetite

    Our Maximum line size is GBP 10 million or AUD/CAD 20 million.

  • Distribution

    Our products are distributed through Lloyd’s brokers and Coverholders.

  • Our expertise

    Our professional indemnity offering is headed by Class Underwriter Ryan Barnes. Ryan has over a decade of experience in this area. He joined ArgoGlobal in early 2011 from Lloyd’s Syndicate Marketform, where he wrote UK and International professional indemnity business..

    Our team prides itself on its bespoke products and policy wordings. Our underwriters are empowered to work closely with clients to fully understand their businesses, travelling extensively to meet with them and their brokers to witness first-hand what exposures they face. We can provide speedy, efficient and tailor-made cover. We also write combined products, to include D&O and third party liability.

    Our claims team provides expert service in all our operating jurisdictions, working integrally with underwriters and panel lawyers.


Ryan Barnes
Head of Casualty

Team Biography:

Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes has over a decade of experience and joined ArgoGlobal in early 2011 from Lloyd’s Syndicate Marketform, where he wrote UK and International professional indemnity business.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7571
M: +44 (0)7956 237 945


James McPartland
Class Underwriter

Team Biography:

James McPartland

James has over a decade of experience as a professional indemnity underwriter in the Lloyd’s market.  James joined ArgoGlobal from Barbican Syndicate 1955, where as senior underwriter he was responsible for the consistent growth of the PI account. Prior to this, James spent six years as a professional indemnity underwriter with Hiscox.

DD: +44 (0) 20 7712 7503
M: +44 (0) 7944 615 412
Martin Burrows

Team Biography:

Martin Burrows

Martin Burrows has over 34 years of experience in the London market underwriting UK and International Professional Indemnity insurance. He joined ArgoGlobal in 2005 having previously worked for Admiral Underwriting Agencies for 24 years. Martin has full authority to underwrite all Professional Indemnity class lines. 

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7667
Stewart Muirhead
Wordings Manager

Team Biography:

Stewart Muirhead

Stewart brings more than two decades of experience acting for and advising international insurance businesses to ArgoGlobal. He joined from Aon UK Limited where he spent more than 10 years, most recently as Associate Director / Solicitor - Head of Aon Claims Solutions. In this role he was tasked with drafting and advising the UK and US broking divisions on London market brokered policy wordings and slip construction. Stewart was also responsible for legal and claims advisory, project management and committees in the UK and US. He is a qualified solicitor and began his career with Hill Dickinson in 1993 acting for insurers in casualty claims, later practising in Australia with Carter Newell Solicitors, before returning to London in 2002 to join Hextalls Solicitors as an Associate. 
DD: +44 (0)20 3037 9893
Judith Fumero
Liability Claims Manager

Team Biography:

Judith Fumero

Judith joined ArgoGlobal in July 2012 as Liability Claims Manager. Prior to joining, Judith was Chief Adjuster for Professional and Financial lines at XCS. She has over 23 years experience in the insurance industry, in both the Lloyd’s and company markets. Judith has handled claims from a variety of different jurisdictions and classes including professional indemnity, financial institutions, D & O and property. She has had significant involvement in handling the major claims affecting the London market such as WTC, tax shelters, and PSAs. Recently she has co-ordinated and managed the Madoff claims.

DD: +44 (0) 20 7712 7515