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Current Issues in Director's and Officer's Liability Insurance

LawCPD author: Michael Cornes
Michael Cornes
Consultant Integra Legal
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The most recent cases and developments in director’s and officer’s liability insurance and their implications are discussed in this course.

Lawyers are often asked to provide advice with respect to Directors’ and Officers’ liability insurance. This course provides an overview of the basic nature and distinctive characteristics of this type of insurance.

The course discusses some of the issues which most commonly arise in relation to Directors’ and Officers’ Liability insurance, such as non disclosure of claims and the circumstances which may give rise to claims, advance payment of defence costs and access by third parties to D&O policies.

The course also examines cases which outline recent developments in this area of law, including  the decisions in ASIC v Healey (Centro Group), Hird v Chubb Insurance, Rushleigh Services v Forge Group (in liq) and CGU Insurance v Blakeley

Last Reviwed: March 2024

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LawCPD author: Michael Cornes
Michael Cornes
Consultant Integra Legal

Michael specializes in insurance and corporate risk, and has practiced as a barrister and solicitor for 25 years.

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  1. 5.0/5
    Very comprehensive
    Great overview of Director's & Officer's liability insurance in general. Covers recent cases in good detail.
  2. 5.0/5
    Very informative and well presented course
    Very well presented and informative coverage of the topic.
  3. 4.0/5
    Informative and Practical
    Straight to the issues and points.
  4. 4.0/5
    Concise and straight to the point. Found very useful and easy to understand.
  5. 4.0/5
    Excellent Content
    Thoroughly enjoyed the content. Well structured and easy to understand. I learned much more than I thought I would. Thank you.
  6. 5.0/5
    Helpful to any commercial lawyer
    This CPD was extremely informative and would certainly assist any commercial/corporate lawyer.