Directors and officers (D&O) insurance policies offer liability cover for company managers to protect them from claims which may arise from the decisions and actions taken within the scope of their regular duties.
For a relatively inexpensive annual policy, the cost involved against a claim is potentially priceless. To defend a claim is expensive from the word go, to lose a claim could be terminal to your business.
Any allegations of wrongdoing need to be investigated and defended, and this can cost a significant amount even if the case doesn’t reach court. This means directors’ and officers’ personal finances are at risk, so it’s essential companies provide protection through directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance.
Even in a company with limited liability status, personal liability is unlimited. Directors and officers are under increasing scrutiny, and it is commonplace for allegations of wrongful acts to be made.
Administrators, managers and directors of any company, regardless of its size or activities, carry significant responsibilities in relation to the way they conduct themselves and justify the trust placed in them. This may result in claims against them for actual and alleged breach of duty, neglect, misstatements, errors and omissions.
Actions against the company and its management can involve a high degree of personal liability for the individuals. With potential penalties that range from hefty fines, all the way to disqualification and possible imprisonment, the need for an immediate and effective response to any threat is clear.
With threats and legal action becoming more commonplace in the UK, please contact us to discuss Directors and Officers insurance.