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Professional indemnity insurance

Certificate of Professional Indemnity Insurance

Registered Consultancy or Assisted Consultancy Work

The University has the benefit of Professional Indemnity insurance which provides protection for the University against liability at law for damages in respect of claims arising ouJudget of the Business of the University by reason of

 "any act neglect error or omission breach
or warrant of authority, infringement of
copyright or patent right or trademark
design rights or other intellectual property
rights, breach of confidential information
under sections 22 and 23 of the Data
Protection Act 1984"

occurring or committed in good faith by the University. The cover extends to include other areas of potential claim including libel and slander (committed in good faith) dishonest or fraudulent act or omission on the part of the University and
loss of or damage to documents.

University employees acting or working on behalf of the University are covered (although professional work by any medical or dental practitioner is excluded). Individual members of the academic staff undertaking private work are not covered.

The extent of cover provided is for damages (compensation) which are deemed to be legally liable from the University plus Claimant's costs and expenses plus Defence Costs approved by insurers. The cover will not pay fines or penalties which may be imposed.

All subject to the terms and conditions of the wording.

Please note that it is vital for the Insurance Office to be told as soon as possible of any circumstances which could lead to a personal indemnity claim.

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