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Medical Malpractice

We provide general and specialist medical exposures cover for individual professionals, such as specialist surgeons, UK general practitioners and complementary/alternative practitioners. The majority of our business is schemes, affinity groups and trade associations. Our association cover can be combined with directors’ & officers’, general liability and professional indemnity.


  • Overview

    We provide specialist protection for individual practitioners and establishments who could be exposed to malpractice claims arising from their professional negligence.

    We provide broad and bespoke coverage for those providing a wide range of medical and therapeutic treatments as well as for those providing care. 

    We consider most risks requiring specialist malpractice cover on a case by case basis, however our main focus includes:

    • Specialist surgery
    • Complementary and alternative health (including the treatment of animals)
    • Clinics
    • Aesthetics, beauty therapy and spas
    • Occupational health
    • Specialist scans and screening
    • Nursing
    • Long term and aged care
    • Private ambulance, paramedics and first aid provision

    We can accomodate business through various channels such as open market, binders, line slips and facilities.

    We work closely with affinity groups and trade associations where we can create innovative and market leading products to meet the specialist needs of our insureds.

    We can also incorporate general liability, E&O and cyber liability coverages through our combined placement/package options.

  • Territories

    We have the capability to write business in:

    • UK
    • Canada
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Australia
    • South Africa
    • Caribbean
    • Sweden
    • Other English speaking common law jurisdictions
  • Risk appetite

    Our maximum line size is GBP 10 million (or local currency equivalent).

  • Distribution

    We write business through Lloyd’s brokers and Coverholders.

  • Our expertise

    Traditionally, we write business through Lloyd's brokers and coverholders, however, we now have the capability to write business through non-Lloyd's brokers via our service company platform. 


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


Nicola Dupree

Team Biography:

Nicola Dupree

Nicola joined the Medical Malpractice team in January 2015. Prior to this she had been managing the open market operations team across all classes being written in the syndicate for 11 years before joining the General Liability team on secondment in 2014 which allowed her to develop her skills in underwriting liability business. This experience enabled Nicola to transfer those skills into other liability classes, finding her niche in medical malpractice as well as continuing to write associated general liability. In her role Nicola is developing both the UK and international medical malpractice portfolios through a mixture of both facultative and delegated authority business and has been instrumental in the growth we have seen in the class.

DD: +44 (0)20 7712 7635
M: +44 (0)7943 092 233
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