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This deed of indemnity is intended for use when a company wishes to indemnify a director for:
- liability arising from their acts or omissions as a director of the company
- costs incurred in defending or settling claims brought against them in their capacity as a director of the company,
to the maximum extent allowed under the Companies Act 1993.
The company may only provide the indemnity contemplated by this deed if it is expressly authorised by its constitution to do so. The Simmonds Stewart template constitution (see the governance section of the templates page of our website) includes the required authorisation. Entry into this deed should be approved using our template director indemnity and insurance resolutions.
If the company is indemnifying more than one director, the company should enter into a separate deed of indemnity in respect of each director.
The company must update its interests register to record any indemnity given to any director of the company.
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