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DPB - eligibility [civil action]

Civil action

In the last five years, has the firm or any principal of the firm been the subject of any civil action relating to its professional or business activities which resulted in a finding against it by a court, or a settlement being agreed?

A civil action is not criminal in nature and is a legal action brought to protect a private civil right or to bring about a civil remedy. Civil cases can relate to:

  • A claim that one side has broken their contract with the other;
  • A claim that one side has breached a duty imposed by the common law without the need for there to be a contract, for example, a civil action can be brought if a person defames you or trespasses on your land.

As an example we would want to know if there had been any Professional Indemnity Insurance claims.

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