As one of the world’s leading independent providers of kidnap and ransom insurance, Lockton has the resources and expertise required to deliver informed and effective solutions that safeguards your family, employees or business from criminal activity.


Kidnap and Ransom

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As one of the world’s leading independent providers of kidnap and ransom insurance, Lockton has the resources and expertise to deliver informed and effective solutions that safeguard your family, employees, or business from the fallout of kidnap, ransom and extortion.

Kidnap and ransom insurance not only covers abduction through to unlawful detention, it extends to extortion against property – covering reimbursement of ransom, business interruption, PR costs, aftercare to victims and beyond. Many of these events cross international borders, which is why Lockton’s dedicated, experienced kidnap and ransom team operates seamlessly worldwide.

Crucially, our policies provide direct, 24-hour access to highly-trained crisis consultants, who will respond immediately in the event of an incident. These consultants have extensive backgrounds in hostage negotiation from various organisations, including Special Forces and international security services.

We have access to exclusive insurers and will ensure that you are provided with the most appropriate, responsive cover at all times. Client confidentiality is an absolute priority to our team, and should you need to make a claim, our experienced consultants will work with you to resolve this as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Our Services

What we cover

  • Kidnap and ransom

  • Extortion

  • Loss of ransom during transit

  • Legal liability

  • Additional expenses

  • Personal accident

  • Unlimited expenses of crisis response consultant

Other available policy extensions

  • Emergency political repatriation and relocation

  • Loss of earnings due to an extortion or a contingent extortion

  • Express kidnap

  • Threat expenses

  • Hostage crisis

  • Disappearance investigation

  • Child abduction

  • Assault

Crisis management response

As soon as an incident occurs, your crisis response consultants will act immediately, sending at least one consultant to the kidnap location and one to the head office HQ. These highly trained responders will be there to advise you throughout the incident process – no matter how long it takes.

Crisis Management Solutions

Discover more about how Lockton's experienced team can help you react immediately and effectively in the event of a crisis.

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Our Kidnap and Ransom Insurance Team

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Matthew Humphries

Head of Crisis Management
+44 020 7933 2044

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Helen Sandford

Assistant Vice President, Crisis Management, Special Contingency, Active Assailant
+44 20 7933 2346

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