Trustee indemnity insurance (TII) is defined as insurance that covers trustees from having to personally pay legal claims that are made against them (by their charity or by a third party), for a breach of trust, or a breach of duty or negligence committed by them in their capacity as trustees.
Claims can arise from a number of situations such as errors of judgement, financial irregularities, libellous comments that gives rise to a claim, investigation or legal proceedings.
TII is one of the few insurances that will protect an individual as a trustee rather than the charity itself – and charity will need a proper legal authority before buying the insurance from its funds.
Why Trustee Indemnity Insurance?
TII can help an organisation attract and retain trustees
TII can protect a trustee’s assets in the event of a successful claim being made against the trustee – who may otherwise have to pay the costs of a defence or judgement from their personal wealth and assets
If you would like more information or a trustee indemnity insurance quotation then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.