Tag Archives: D&O insurance

The truth about directors’ duties in the U.K. and the business judgment rule

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Between 1742 and 2017 it seems there have been 130 cases in which the discharge of directors’ duties in the specific context of the business judgment rule has come under scrutiny by the English courts. In 82 of these, the … Continue reading →

Allocation clauses in D&O polices: What you need to know

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If you were to ask what the expectations of a buyer of D&O (directors and officers) policy were, I suspect most would say that all costs which reasonably related to the insured persons should be covered. Yet that’s not the … Continue reading →

Can you rely too much on professional advice as a director?

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Blame the lawyers is a familiar refrain. As one myself, I recognize the accusation. There is perhaps a connection between the uncertain times in which we live and the stellar earnings reported recently by Magic Circle law firms. From sanctions … Continue reading →

Three tips for senior managers seeking to avoid reputational damage

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A theme to which I often return is the extent to which there is scope for divergence of interest between individuals and their employers, especially in the context of regulatory investigations. For more, see my blog, Supreme Court victory for … Continue reading →