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    Chris Rackliffe

    Chris Rackliffe

    Head of Contingency & LAH

    Beazley is a market leader in contingency insurance for the sports, leisure, entertainment, conference, exhibition and trade show industries. Our team of contingency underwriters based in London and the US are the most experienced in the market and have the knowledge and expertise gained over almost twenty years to advise brokers and their clients on assessing risk and designing the right coverage.

    The Beazley difference

    • Designing bespoke products to satisfy our clients' exact requirements
    • Ease of transaction; business can be placed in the open market, via broker lineslip, binding authority or by reinsurance
    • Significant capacity available to write the majority of risks 100%
    • Owning a comprehensive database of weather statistics to support weather products and event cancellation
    • Optional enhancements including terrorism, property damage, war, political risks and political violence


    • Event cancellation - major events, sports, trade shows,
      conference & exhibition, music, theatre
    • Non appearance - music tours, theatre, key speakers,
      confidential life and judicial delay
    • Weather - pluvius, prize promotions, cost containment,
      income stabilisation
    • Film production - film producers indemnity, property and
      cast buy backs
    • Advertising agents - commercial advertisers package,
      death and disgrace
    • Prize indemnity - probability games, games of skill, games of chance, over redemption
    • Event liability - public liability and employers liability
      (excluding US market)
    • Transmission cover for live virtual events - event organisers if a transmission failure [disrupts or] cancels a virtual event.

    Client Targets

    • Event organisers
    • Media companies
    • Broadcasters
    • Sponsors
    • Advertisers
    • Promotion agencies


    • Experienced and professional claims service
    • Rapid adjustment of claims
    • Extensive network of advisors for clients


    • Event cancellation - up to £10m/US $15m for standard events and up to £25m/US $50m for major events
    • Event liability - Public liability up to £25m and employers liability £10m

    Key Territories



    Contingency team


    Seren Eaglestone

    Underwriter - Contingency

    Seren Eaglestone

    London, UK

    +44 207 674 7135

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