Why you need to be talking to your Clients about D&O and EPL Cover Now!

Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Alan Chandler

About this webinar

Brokers have a small window of opportunity to place Directors and officers and Employment practices Liability covers for those clients that do not have these valuable insurances at present. Capacity is fact disappearing due to the potential recession caused Covid-19 and small firms who have no HR department are highly vulnerable to potential claims on the grounds of both wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal. Solicitors on day time TV are encouraging ex employees to sue and this is why no business can ignore EPL cover and no director can ignore D&O cover.

This session, presented by Alan Chandler who is well known to our institute having delivered the successful diploma programme and a number of well received presentations, will briefly explain the history of D&O and how the D&O market place is changing dramatically due to the Covid-19 lockdown and its effect on the economy.

The sad fact is that many businesses will struggle badly over the next few months and lots of redundancies will have to be made. This will result in a sharp spike in both Directors and Officers and Employment Liability Practices claims. The market will harden and that is why it is essential brokers have conversations with their clients now. It should also be noted that many more directors are being sued individually and also that the amount of HSE prosecutions have trebled against individual directors since 2015.

This is no longer a cover that ANY director can ignore, and ironically if a director refuses D&O without consulting their fellow directors they have massively increased their own personal D&O exposure!

There will be more D&O claims arise against directors due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak - Alan will explore the new sources of potential claims. EPL claims will probably see record levels by the end of this year again Alan will explore why this is likely and why cover needs to be in place now.

Alan runs his own training and consultancy business, so does not come with any agenda for promoting a specific insurer's wording.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this event delegates will:

Understand the benefits of a D&O and EPL policy and why it should be purchased now

Be aware of a director’s duties at common law and statute and explore how there will be a significant rise in claims

Be able to explain in plain English how the principal areas of cover operate.

Be able to explain the impact of Limits of Liability, costs and awards on a claims made wording

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