Trustee liability insurance

Individual and trustee liability insurance protects trustees, directors, governors, committee members, officers or employees of a charity, club, association or not for profit organisation. It’s designed for people whose job puts them in the public eye and it’s there to cover the cost of claims for compensation in the event of a dispute or legal case.

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What does trustee liability cover do?

Trustee liability insurance covers your costs when defending or settling a wide range of claims. Your policy protects you against fines and compensation claims as well as any legal costs arising from them.

Who needs trustee liability insurance?

Trustees, directors, officers, committee members and governors of public organisations can be held personally responsible for decisions and actions made on behalf of their organisation. They may also be sued or prosecuted for any mistakes and their consequences, during the performance of their duties. If you hold one of these roles, you need trustee indemnity insurance.

What level of trustee liability cover do I need?

Flexible indemnity insurance policies offer several levels of cover up to £10 million. Costs vary according to the level of cover you need, but our experts will work with you to make sure you get exactly the right level of protection for your needs.

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When trustee liability insurance can help

Workplace accidents

If an employee is injured or killed at work, trustees may be held liable. This could result in prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive and a civil claim for compensation.

Accusations of negligence

Mistakes and accidents that damage the organisation may lead to accusations that trustees have failed to carry out their duties correctly.

What’s included in our cover

We’ll cover you for the costs of defending and settling claims for:

  • Health and safety issues, including corporate manslaughter cases
  • Employment tribunals and disputes
  • Operating or administering pension funds and employee benefits schemes
  • Charges related to breaches of duty or trust, negligence or defamation
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