Examples of trustees’ legal liabilities include:
Trustees are seen under law as liable for their own actions and, in some cases, for actions they have omitted to take. Employees, volunteers or others sanctioned by the trust to act on its behalf also represent a liability to trustees in respect of their actions and omissions.
This exposure, in addition to the continuing trend of increased litigiousness sees creditors, customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, regulators and even fellow directors joining the rush to sue directors, officers and trustees.
Trustee Liability Insurance provides protection for individuals against this exposure to personal financial ruin, through reimbursement of legal costs, expenses and damages.
Trustees of the board, directors, officers, the company secretary, and employees defined within the memorandum and articles as having control of operations.
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