Manner of indemnity

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Rule 10: Manner of indemnity

10.1

Such indemnity shall be provided, according to the decision of Solicitors Indemnity Fund Limited as set out in Rule 10.2, in any one or any combination of the following ways:

(a)

by payment, in or towards satisfaction of the claim and/or claimant's costs and expenses, to or to the order of the claimant making the claim;

(b)

by payment, in respect of the claim and/or claimant's costs and expenses and/or costs and expenses incurred in respect of the defence or settlement or compromise of the claim, to or to the order of the person against whom the claim is made;

(c)

by payment, in or towards discharge of costs and expenses incurred in respect of the defence or settlement or compromise of the claim, to or to the order of the legal advisers, adjusters or other persons by whom or in respect of whose services such costs and expenses were incurred;

(d)

by payment to any firm or person in relation to an expired run-off claim who was an insured under the relevant preceding qualifying insurance.

10.2

Solicitors Indemnity Fund Limited shall in any particular case, and notwithstanding the insolvency or bankruptcy of any person for whom indemnity is provided, have the sole and absolute right to decide in which way or combination of ways indemnity is provided.