As expert advisers to the surety sector, we set up our Academy for Sureties to provide a dedicated networking and collaboration forum for surety professionals where insight and technical knowledge can be shared.

Through the Academy we provide regular updates and seminars on topical issues impacting the surety industry.

Why should you attend?

Surety insurance protects businesses that are investing in high-value, high-risk projects, so it is essential to be kept up-to-date with the latest industry developments.

Our Academy provides an opportunity to:

  • hear from a range of industry experts who have a wealth of experience in this specialist practice area 
  • receive topical updates on current issues faced by the surety industry
  • get answers to your questions
  • network with fellow industry professionals

Our surety insurance team are internationally recognised experts in performance bonds, guarantees and indemnities. 


Academy for Sureties summer soiree

June 2023

Academy for Sureties summer soiree

In June 2023 we held our summer soiree which involved a lively debate followed by a barbeque and live entertainment. 

Academy for Sureties

January 2023

Academy for Sureties

In January 2023, our experts on surety discussed a range of topical issues impacting the surety industry including case law updates, market developments and new challenges to be aware of.

Surety Christmas Social

Winter 2022

Surety Christmas Social

In December 2022, we held a festive wreath-making class with specialist florist Shilpa Reddy Designs followed by networking drinks at Dion.

Academy for Sureties

Autumn 2022

Academy for Sureties

November 2022, saw another full-house with attendees from across the sureties industry joining our experts for the latest case law updates, market developments and new challenges to be aware of. The event proved so popular the decision was made to run it again in January 2023 for anyone who missed it.

Academy for Sureties

Spring 2022

Academy for Sureties

In April 2022, our surety experts covered a range of topical issues impacting the surety industry including case law updates, market developments and new challenges to be aware of at our spring forum.

Gateley Legal’s Pension Bond Association (PBA) training programme aims to improve your understanding of pensions bonds, enable you to establish a pension bond and recognise and develop this exciting market opportunity.

Hosted by subject experts, surety partner, Hayley Sullivan, and pensions partner and founding director of Entrust (a leading DB master trust company), Patrick Kennedy, you will hear the very latest information on pension bonds during this three-module course that you can apply immediately in your line of work. 

Why should I sign up?

The PBA seeks to promote knowledge and understanding of surety pension bonds and to this end we have produced a series of accredited training sessions to help those who are keen to know more about this valuable means of making UK pension benefits more secure for the many thousands of people who depend upon them for financial security in retirement.

What does the programme cover?

We have split this training programme into three modules:

  1. The first module is designed to help you understand the context in which a bond can enhance the security of UK pension benefits.
  2. The second module delves a little further looking at the documentation required to establish a pension bond including counter indemnities. Those who complete the second module will be shovel-ready to work on a pension bond project should one pass your way.
  3. The third and final module will be devoted to the market for pension bonds. We at the PBA believe the industry is only just awakening to the exciting opportunities that pension bonds can offer the UK pensions market as it moves towards end-game planning, consolidation and, ultimately, risk settlement.

Course details:

  • Cost: £195 +VAT per module

  • £495 +VAT for all three modules* 

* includes a saving of £90 +VAT if you sign up for all three modules initially.


What do you receive at the end of the course?

As well as taking away valuable knowledge and understanding on pension bonds, upon completion of all three modules, you will receive a certificate of completion and be enrolled as an Associate Member of the Pension Bond Association.

Highlights from the Academy for Sureties summer soiree


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Highlights from the Autumn conference 2023


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