Acting as your strategic partners, Lockton’s Political Violence and Terrorism specialists work closely with you to understand your particular threats and exposures. We adopt innovative methods of presenting your risk to market-leading insurers to secure you the best possible cover for your business, designing bespoke solutions that are closely aligned with your business needs.

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Innovative solutions to tackle your unique exposures

As the global threat of political violence and terrorism continues to evolve, so too must the risk management strategies you use to mitigate against these unpredictable perils.

In recent years, while the threat of transnational, religious extremism has remained prominent, we have also seen an uptick in violent acts by political extremists and other domestic actors. The global spotlight on widespread civil unrest has highlighted potential pitfalls in risk management strategies, meaning the need for robust, bespoke solutions is more important now than ever.

Acting as your strategic partners, Lockton’s Political Violence and Terrorism specialists work closely with you to understand your particular threats and exposures. We adopt innovative methods of presenting your risk to market-leading insurers to secure you the best possible cover for your business, designing bespoke solutions that are closely aligned with your business needs.

Backed by decades of experience, our team has built up extensive knowledge and valuable influence in the insurance marketplace. With global placement expertise, the London team ensures our clients are informed in, and protected against, even the most complex risk management scenarios. Our unique approach enables us to deliver customised, comprehensive and cost-effective risk transfer solutions for every client.

What we bring to your business

What we cover

  • Political violence, war, terrorism and strikes, riots, civil commotion (re)insurance

  • Terrorism liability (GL/EL)

  • Active assailant

  • Loss of attraction

  • Threat of a malicious act

  • Nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological malicious acts

  • Workplace violence

  • Auto-terror protection

  • First-party cyber terrorism

Personalised cover for your particular risks

  • All-encompassing, enhanced cover that responds to current threats

  • A flexible approach, with tailored coverage and limits set to your needs

  • Competitive pricing and tailored product offerings established through strong carrier relationships

  • Simplified access to the product

  • Access to subject matter experts in political violence

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Lockton Specialty London is a globally connected team of insurance experts extensively covering a diverse range of product lines and industry sectors. We provide flexible, bespoke solutions tailored to the needs of your client.

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Our team

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Matt Humphries

Head of Crisis Management
matthew.humphries@lockton.com
+44 750 850 7438

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Will Ambidge

AVP - War, Terrorism and Political Violence
will.ambidge@lockton.com
+44 7879 803 965

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Martin Halls

AVP - War, Terrorism and Political Violence
martin.halls@lockton.com
+44 738 541 5436

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James Bannister

Head of Global Terrorism
james.bannister@lockton.com
+44 777 500 5715

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