Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Insurance - Standard Package
Summary of Cover
This is a brief description of the cover provided and does not contain the full details. We recommend you read the policy wording for full details of cover.
|Professional indemnity - provides cover for claims first made during the policy period, within the territorial limits, which you may become legally liable, arising out of the your professional conduct of the business (as described below) and alleging that liability occurred as a result of a negligent act, error or omission, loss of documents or dishonesty of employees. |
Under dishonesty of employees no protection is given after suspicion has arisen and there is no cover for those committing or condoning such acts.
The policy is on a ‘claims made’ basis and only covers claims first made during the policy period and you must advise the insurers during the policy period or any claim or circumstance that may give rise to a claim.
|Choice of Limits from £50,000 up to £2,000,000 any one claim and in the aggregate, inclusive of costs, during the Period of Insurance|
|12 months from the Inception Date shown in your Schedule of Insurance|
|Worldwide excluding USA and Canada, their Dominions or Protectorates or as varied and excluded in the Schedule|
|1. Negligence or breach of duty of care|
2. Negligent misstatement or negligent misrepresentation
3. Unintentional infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright, patent, registered design right or breach or misuse of confidential information
|£250 each & every Claim|
- Any claim or potential claim or circumstance (has potential to produce a claim) known to the Insured, or which ought to have been reasonably known to the Insured, prior to the inception of this policy or claims from services undertaken prior to the Insured’s incorporation.
- Any claim made against the insured from an entity in which the Insured exercises a financial or managerial interest or claims made by one insured against another.
- Any claim or potential claim or circumstance, emanating from within the USA or Canada or any territories, which are within the jurisdiction of the USA or Canada.
- Any claims involving death or bodily and/or for physical loss or damage to property (unless arising out of the loss documents extension).
- Claims arising under contractual liability unless the liability would have existed in the absence of the contract. Also any claims from any contract where the insured does not either exclude or limit liability for loss of data, software, profits, turnover, revenue, sales or any other consequential loss.
- Claims arising from the loss or distortion of electronically held data and or date recognition failure. Also any claims arising out of computer viruses.
- Claims from the recommendation, sale, supply, manufacture, installation or servicing of any goods or products.
- Claims arising from inherent or latent defect in software, hardware or firmware.
- Claims from any contract where the insured does not check that they can meet the requirements of the contract.
- Any claims arising from investment of client funds, purchase or sale of stocks, shares or investments or the administration, management or operation of any pension fund or trust fund. Any claim arising from any express or implied performance of an investment.
- Any claims arising from trading liabilities of any business where the insured has carried on or managed that business.
- Claims and circumstances must be notified to the Insurer in writing within 30 days as soon as they are known to the Insured and in any event must be advised during the period of the policy.
- Insurers can cancel the policy by giving 30 days prior notice. In these cases Insurers will return a pro-rata proportion of the premium. As the Insured you can cancel at any time with Insurers calculating their return premium based on their short rate terms. No return of premium will be made where a claim or potential claim has been notified during that period of insurance.
- Complaints can be referred to the Insurer in writing and the Insurer will endeavour to respond within 8 weeks. There is no referral to the Financial Ombudsman Service. If the Insurer cannot meet their liabilities, there is no fall back to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
- You must disclose to the Insurer all material facts and information prior to and/or at inception of your policy, and/or at any time during the period of insurance if your circumstances change. Failure to do so could result in the Insurer being able to invalidate the cover and decline to meet any claims.
|Trafalgar Insurance Company Limited|
Rue A Chiens
Guernsey GY2 4AE
Trafalgar Insurance Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission
The purpose of this Policy Summary is to help You to understand the insurance by setting out the significant features, benefits, limitations and exclusions. You should still read the full Policy Wording for a full description of the terms of the insurance, including the definitions. This Policy Summary does not form part of the Terms and Conditions.
This insurance is underwritten by Brit Insurance Ltd – 55 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AS and administered by Abbey Legal Protection a trading division of Abbey Protection Group Limited.
Duration of Contract
The Period of Insurance is for 12 months or as otherwise stated in Your Policy Schedule.
The premium payable is as stated in Your Policy Schedule and Indication.
This is a claims made insurance which covers claims notified within the Period of Insurance. The Insurance indemnifies You for Legal Costs as shown in the Policy Benefit table below.
Significant Benefits and Exclusions
|Sections A - E £25,000 any one claimSection F £1,000 any one claim|
£500,000 in the Aggregate
|The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||Schedule|
|All sections - Nil||Schedule|
|Sections D & F - Not applicable|
All other Sections - £1,000 any one claim
Defence of Criminal Prosecutions.
|Arising from HMRC investigations
Allegations of dishonesty
Allegations of speeding or driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs or allegations of non endorsable road traffic offences
Legal expenses incurred in;
defending a civil action against you for allegations of unlawful discrimination
appealing against the serving of a Statutory Notice on you under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Upon receipt of official notification from the General Medical Council into a complaint made against You requiring a formal response and/or attendance at a pre-dismissal interview provided the maximum indemnity is £2,500 Any One Claim
In a formal investigation or disciplinary hearing brought against You by any, professional or regulatory body.
|allegations of private practice clinical negligence;
Expert representation for Your business in the event of either a full enquiry, an Employer Compliance dispute, an aspect enquiry, a Schedule 36 pre dispute request or a VAT tribunal
Technical or routine treatment matters
Defence of a criminal prosecution
Taxation proceedings arising out of negligent misstatements or omissions by You or a lack of reasonable care in keeping Your business books and records
Investigations solely into earlier accounts or records
Where Corporation Tax and Income Tax Self Assessment Returns are submitted outside statutory time limits
Preparation or correction of a Self Assessment return
Investigations by the Special Civil Investigations or Criminal Investigations Office of HMRC
Disputes concerning Working Families Tax Credit, National Minimum Wage, IR35 legislation
Where the Anti Avoidance Intelligence Unit of HMRC are involved
Defence of claims arising out of an application or appeal under the Data Protection Act
|Jury Service Allowance
To pay the amount You are liable to pay employees when they attend on jury service
|Limited to £100 a day and £1,000 any one claim
Policyholders will have unlimited free access to the Legal Advice Line for specialist UK advice covering:
• Commercial Law • Employment Law • Scottish Law • Health and Safety • Taxation • VAT Enquiries
Claims Handling and Claims Notification
Initial notification of a Claim must be given by written notification, by first class post or facsimile to the Claims Department at Abbey Legal Protection, Minories House, 2-5 Minories, London EC3N 1BJ.
All notices and communications from the Insurer or their representatives to the Insured shall be deemed to have been duly sent if sent to the Insured’s address as last declared to the Coverholder or, in relation to any matters arising out of any Claim, if sent to the Appointed Representative.
Your right to cancel
If You are an individual acting for purposes outside Your trade, business or profession, You have a right to change Your mind and cancel Your Policy within 14 days of insuring with us and receiving Your policy documents, by writing to: Trafalgar Risk Management Ltd, through the contact page at www.trafalgar.uk.com. No charge will be made and any premium You have already paid will be refunded.
Your right to complain
If You are not satisfied with any aspect of our service or the insurance provided, You should contact us by writing to:
The Customer Services Manager, Abbey Legal Protection, Minories House, 2-5 Minories, London EC3N 1BJ.
We will do our best to resolve Your complaint but, if You are still not satisfied You can refer Your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service who may be able to review Your case:
The Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR.
Your right to compensation
If You have a turnover or income of less than £1m a year You may be eligible for compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme should the Insurer not be able to meet their obligations.
If there is a dispute between You and the Insurer, You and the Insurer are free to agree the law applicable. Unless specifically agreed to the contrary this insurance shall be subject to the laws of England and Wales.