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Directors, officers and corporate liability


Directors and officers and corporate liability claims often require consideration of complex issues relating to coverage, insolvency, company law, financial services regulation, employment law, privacy and data protection law, environmental law and health and safety law. Our multi-disciplinary team comprises expert civil and criminal lawyers who specialise in these areas and work together to provide pragmatic, commercial solutions on D&O liability issues.

Our experience includes advising on D&O and corporate liability issues in the context of large financial institutions, SMEs, clubs, charities and other not for profit organisations. As a full service law firm, we deploy our expertise of the sectors in which directors and officers and their companies operate to achieve favourable outcomes for the policyholder and their insurer.

In a challenging climate of low rates, increasingly wide coverage and ever greater focus by regulators on personal accountability, we work closely with insurers and their stakeholders to help them pro-actively manage risk within their D&O books of business. We do this by developing risk management training tailored to the profile and sectors of policyholders, encouraging the introduction of appropriate systems and controls that are designed to reduce exposure for directors and officers and their insurers.

What we do...

  • National reach - with specialists working out of our five office network, allowing us to rapidly deploy our specialist lawyers in relation to regulatory investigations and raids, which are often very fast paced.
  • Monitoring counsel - in the co-ordination and management of national and international D&O coverage and claims defence issues.
  • Coverage and claims defence - in relation to D&O and corporate liability matters.
  • Employment claims defence - whether under dedicated EPLI policies or as part of D&O coverage.
  • Criminal law specialists - representing policyholders in criminal prosecutions and investigations, including interviews under caution.
  • Policy drafting - our wordings team has helped clients bring innovative D&O products to market.

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