Trustee Liability insurance

01 October 2018

Being a trustee for a charity is an important role. There are numerous areas of regulation and law that trustees have to comply with and these can be demanding at times.

Given that trustees are only human there is always the chance that they can make mistakes.

For the charity to meet any losses and legal costs, we offer trustee liability insurance cover. This protects the trustee and charity as a whole against liability arising from a wrongful act by a trustee.

Specialist trustee liability insurance

Our Trustee Insurance covers the personal trustee liability and liability of officers, employees or voluntary workers arising from errors or omissions they make in the management and administration of the organisation.

A range of limits of indemnity are available from £250,000 to £2,000,000 in any one period of insurance. Higher limits are also available

Cover includes:

  • An indemnity to trustees whilst acting as a trustee of another not-for-profit entity at the request of the insured organisation.
  • Up to £50,000 in any one period of insurance for lost or damaged documents, inclusive of all legal costs and expenses.
  • Up to six years protection for retired trustees, directors, officers or member of the management committee.
  • Cover for reasonable costs (with our prior consent) to employ a marketing and/or public relations firm to help minimise the risk of damage to your reputation following an incident which could result in adverse publicity. Limit of £25,000 for any one incident and in any one period of insurance.

Cover is on a ‘claims made’ basis, which means it covers claims made against you – and notified to us – during the period of insurance.