At Specialist Risk, we do difficult things well. Our team have many years of experience in arranging cover for difficult to place risks and have worked with asbestos removal, contracting, and surveying businesses for over 30 years.

During this time, we have been committed to providing businesses in the asbestos industry with market-leading insurance solutions. Working in a high-risk industry amplifies the importance of having the appropriate insurance in place. Whilst it is vital for asbestos businesses to have the right professional indemnity and liability cover in place, there are other key risks to consider which highlights the need to work with a specialist insurance broker that is competent in these risks.

We understand the complexities of arranging insurance for a diverse range of asbestos businesses however, we recognise that each business is different. Therefore, we will work closely with you to understand the unique nuances of your business and then use our expert knowledge and established relationships within the insurance market to create a carefully tailored solution to protect your business.



We are recommended by the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) to their members

We are known as experts in the asbestos industry and have many years of experience behind our knowledge

Our engaged approach ensures a full review of your business’s insurance and risk management requirements, complemented by a first-class service

We offer a comprehensive insurance programme, without which, you may not be allowed on site

Formerly known as Miles Smith Insurance Solutions, our team have worked closely with the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association for many years, arranging robust cover for their members, even during difficult market conditions where other brokers failed to deliver.

As the risks that asbestos businesses face are ever evolving, our client facing team will work collaboratively with you to provide ongoing risk management advice to protect your business.

Our service allows you to focus on the day to day running of your business, whilst we become your trusted advisor on all aspects of risks that your business faces.


We work with all types of asbestos businesses, including:

  • Asbestos removal contractors
  • Asbestos surveyors
  • Asbestos consultants
  • Asbestos laboratories
  • Asbestos labour hirers
  • Asbestos licence holders restricted to supervisory work
Appointed insurance broker to ARCA members for over 30 years


The asbestos industry is exceptionally unique, so we will work closely with you to understand the way your business operates and the services you offer clients. This will allow us to craft a unique solution to protect your business. Typical covers we look at for asbestos businesses include:

Contract Works covers builders and tradesmen for any work in progress on a building site that is damaged…
Crime cover protects you from both internal and external fraudulent activities, helping to get your business up and…
Cyber Insurance offers comprehensive cover and if required, helps deal with reputation management…
Directors’ and Officers’ provides financial protection for the potential defence and damage costs for the leaders…
Employers’ Liability, Public Liability and Product Liability are key to protect your business against the diverse…
Machinery and Plant is a vital cover to protect necessary plant and equipment used by industries such as…
Our combined Material Damage and Business Interruption cover provides businesses with full protection…
Motor Fleet protects the fleet of vehicles that your business operates under one insurance policy…
Personal Accident and Travel cover protects a business’s directors, partners and/or employees if they suffer…
Professional Indemnity covers the legal costs and any resulting compensation payments if a client alleges…
“ARCA have relied on Miles Smith, a Specialist Risk Group Company, for professional risk management and insurance advice for over thirty years. A few years back when liability cover was difficult to obtain for some companies, Miles Smith remained a constant supplier of cover to our industry. They are a reassuring presence and a pleasure to deal with”

Asbestos Removal Contractors Association

Steve Sadley, CEO


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Where is Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions located?

Our head office is in the City of London, the address is:

One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB. We also have offices in Croydon and Ampthill, Bedfordshire however we are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.

Does my trade fall within Specialist Risk’s appetite?

We work with all types of trades across a multitude of industry sectors. Please call us to discuss your specific needs and our expert team will be happy to assist.

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