Why work with us

Offering comprehensive cover, including liability, property and contingency, we provide our clients with the convenience of a single policy tailored for their contingency and media risks.

Our underwriting team has extensive experience in developing contingency and media solutions, offering an accessible and responsive service underpinned by expert claims handling. We are happy to consider offering exclusive arrangements with specialist brokers.

Our product lines

Writing risks predominantly located in the UK, US, Europe and the Middle East. We provide insurance cover for:

  • Film and television
    • Independent film producers, television production companies, corporate videos and commercial producers
  • Events
    • We specialise in conferences, trade shows and exhibitions, ceremonies, parties, corporate charity and promotional events, concerts, rock and pop tours, theatrical and stage shows, and sporting events

Brokers can find us at Lloyd's: Box 328A

For more information about contingency and media insurance from Barbican, contact:

Julie Abbott

Julie Abbott

Underwriting Manager, Contingency and Media
work +44 (0) 20 7082 1849

Julie joined Barbican in June 2014 and is underwriting manager for contingency and media.

Julie brings over fifteen years of experience in contingency, film and entertainment sector. Most recently, Julie was a film and entertainment underwriter at ProSight Syndicate 1110, where she established a new account and team for film/media, contingency and commercial insurance for touring entertainers and events. Prior to this, Julie was the contingency practice leader for media and entertainment at Travelers Insurance Company. She began her career in the contingency sector in 1999 at Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance as an assistant underwriting manager.

James Byford

James Byford

Assistant Underwriter, Contingency and Media
work +44 (0) 20 7082 1899

James joined Barbican in September 2014 as assistant underwriter for contingency and media.

Prior to joining Barbican, James was a film and entertainment assistant underwriter at Prosight. James began his career at Sirius International in January 2011.

James is Dip CII qualified and is currently working towards ACII accreditation.

Barbican at the Box

BOX 328A T: +44 (0) 20 7082 2536

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