Hold Harmless

Some indemnity clauses may require the University to ‘hold harmless’ the other party. This means that the clause prevents the insurer from suing the other party in the event of a loss, irrespective of actual responsibility or negligence.

The University’s insurance policies do not cover hold harmless clauses.

Any contract containing such a clause will not have insurance coverage and any damages would have to be paid by the University, usually from the resources of the school or branch that accepted or approved the contract.

To request approval to consider a hold harmless provision in a contract, please complete the application form and send it to the Legal and Risk Helpdesk. All applications require approval by General Counsel.

Hold Harmless Briefing Note & Application Form