Why do you need a Separate policy

UMAL does not provide cover for events cancellation. This is a specialist area and we have access to an online quotation facility and can usually get same day quotes.

What Event Insurance Covers:

The policy provides cover for your costs and expenses or revenue following the necessary and unavoidable cancellation, abandonment, disruption or rescheduling of the event for reasons beyond your control and the control of the participants.

Cover is automatically included for the following perils:

  • Adverse weather unless the event is taking place outdoors or in a temporary structure. If the event is outdoors or within a temporary structure, adverse weather cover applies if requested and stated in the schedule and attaching endorsements
  • Losses resulting from your failure to vacate the venue at the termination of tenancy
  • National mourning following the death of head of state or member of the Royal Family below the age of 70 years, and such death occurs 7 days prior to the start date of the event or during the period of event
  • Additional costs or charges reasonable and necessarily paid by you to avoid or diminish a loss

Cover Extensions Available At Additional Cost:

  • Adverse weather for outdoor events or events in temporary structures
  • Civil commotion
  • Non-appearance of individuals, groups or teams
  • Terrorism
  • Communicable diseases
  • National mourning for over 70’s

What Event Insurance Does Not Cover:
There are certain exclusions for event insurance coverage. The principal exclusions include:

  • Your failure to make correct and proper arrangements for the successful fulfilment of the event
  • Circumstances known to you prior to inception of the policy which could result in cancellation of the event
  • Lack of support or sales
  • Financial failure of any venture
  • Breach of contract
  • War, civil war whether actual or threatened
  • Customs seizure resulting from the handling of contraband or illicit trade which is with your knowledge
  • Nuclear risks and chemical and biological weapons

The Event Cancellation form is available to download and complete as a fillable PDF here


Working with an exclusive network of specialist providers, HMSL offers Members access to specialist insurance policies, adding vital protection where needed or complementing the cover provided by their UMAL policy. This ensures our Members enjoy the widest and most appropriate protection available for their assets and liabilities.

Find out more about our other covers here >>

Obtaining a Quote:

For further details or to discuss your requirements please contact:

Leon Martin
PA, Travel & Motor Underwriter

[email protected]
Tel: 0207 847 8681

For Claims Details contact:

Hyperion Adjusters Limited

76/77 Watling Street, London, United Kingdom , EC4M 9BJ

Contact: Alex Whitaker

Telephone: 020 7236 8888 | Mobile: 07741 248 196

E-Mail: [email protected]

Contact: Shaun Coyne

Telephone: 020 7236 8888 | Mobile: 07973 405 464

E-Mail: [email protected]