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Insurance for Directors & Officers & Management Negligence.
Directors and officers liability Insurance ("D&O") is liability insurance that indemnifies the directors, partners and officers of a company, or the organisation(s) itself, against cost of claims for compensation or defence costs in the event that legal action is brought for alleged wrongful acts in their capacity as directors, partners and officers.
Management liability insurance is a broader form of D&O insurance, and covers liabilities of the business as well as the personal liabilities for the directors and officers.
A director, partner or officer has responsibilities to many types of people including employees, members of the public, investors and regulators, all of whom may find reason to make a claim for a wrongful act that has affected them. Furthermore a director, partner or officer can be made personally liable for the payment of fines, compensation or be imprisoned.
Sources of claims include:
D&O cover is common among larger companies in the UK, but gaining a foothold in the SME sector, particularly as more and more products are being underwritten and sold based on publicly available information, such as at Companies House, which makes the process a lot simpler.