Abbey Legal BTE: the total solution for today’s business

No one wants to encounter costly legal issues, most don’t want to believe it’s going to happen to them, and even fewer feel good about paying for protection and support. But the fact is that every sector will have (on average) eight legal issues costing as much as £10,000 each year, and just five types of issue account for more than half of all issues. These are: employee, contract disputes, customers and suppliers, terms and conditions, IT and software.* Abbey Legal is proud to offer you and your clients expert, flexible and cost-effective back-up to help proactively plan for the best, and deal with the worst.

If you’re looking for best-in-class cover, claims handling, responsive and expert teams with sector specific knowledge, practical and proven risk management, with a comprehensive range of offerings for standard and non-standard situations, supported by a variety of insured and pay-as-you-go solutions for customers of every shape and size, we’d love the opportunity to find out more about you and your clients' needs.

Get in touch today with the Abbey Legal BTE team if you are an:

  • Insurance broker
  • MGA, coverholder or specialist scheme provider
  • Trade, member or affinity organisation
  • Insurer looking for outsource partners in delegated authority, reinsurance arrangements, underwriting advice, claims handling
  • HR or health and safety consultancy firm


*Source: YouGov & CBRE Cost to SMEs of Legals Business Survey, 2017



Our aim is to deliver outstanding service – from our relationship with you to the products and services we design for and with you, from ongoing advice to the claims handling experience.

Did you know?

  • Our products, services and cover are built for the specific exposures facing the client.
  • Markel Law LLP run our advice line, employing specialist fully-qualified solicitors, so that our advice line is best-in-class. If additional expertise is required, we only use our network of trusted specialists.
  • Our claims team is staffed only by legally trained professionals: you and your clients only get expert and informed support, advice and action – at every stage.
  • We build our business by building relationships that benefit our partners, too: if you grow, we grow.
  • We provide product-specific training for our distribution partners.
  • We have regular reporting meetings to facilitate collaboration with partners on product and service development.
  • We invest in technology to make the buying and servicing of our products easier for our partners.
Distribution channels

Distribution channels

Our partners

We know we can only be as successful as you, our partners — and long-lived, trust-based relationships that work for us and all our partners are central to our whole approach. Abbey Legal BTE is built to work hard for real clients in real-life business situations: we are proud to offer you and your clients expert, flexible and cost-effective back-up to help proactively plan for the best and deal with the worst.

Talk to us about:

  • Standalone business, if legal expenses are not a product that you sell in high volume, but are relevant to your clients' sector and make the transaction of business a simple experience. 
  • Tailored scheme business, providing delegated authority agreements for you to embed or sell  cover, e.g. as an addition to your affinity product. Our aim is to help you differentiate your product,  and add value to your affinity scheme.
  • As an insurer outsourced partner, whether for general legal expenses product needs or for scheme specific needs. This can include reinsurance and/or delegated authority agreements or underwriting, advice and claims handling agreements.
  • A trade/staff association legal benefit scheme, providing block policies and associated services to enhance and differentiate existing membership benefits and provide a valuable membership retention tool.
  • For HR and health and safety consultants, providing a mix of advice, consultancy, litigation and insurance services to enhance and assist in delivering the consultants business, supporting your growth and development.