Professional Negligence: Price of dishonesty
In the wake of recent corporate scandals, the involvement of professionals in fraud or other acts of wrongdoing remains in the spotlight, with them being subjected to ever more rigorous regulation. Andrew Blair and Fergal Cathie report
The threat of claims arising out of dishonesty is a serious one, both from a reputational and financial standpoint, and one which affects not only professionals, but also those who insure them. For obvious reasons of public policy, many insurance policies will not cover the professional for deliberate and obvious acts of wrongdoing, such as siphoning clients’ monies offshore.
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