219. Provisions protecting directors from liability
(1) Any provision that purports to exempt a director of a company (to any extent) from any liability that would otherwise attach to him in connection with any negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust in relation to the company is void.
(2) Any provision by which a company directly or indirectly provides an indemnity (to any extent) for a director of the company, or of an associated company, against any liability attaching to him in connection with any negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust in relation to the company of which he is a director is void, except as permitted by—
(a) section 220 (provision of insurance),
(b) section 221 (qualifying third party indemnity provision), or
(c) section 222 (qualifying pension scheme indemnity provision).
(3) This section applies to any provision, whether contained in a company's articles or in any contract with the company or otherwise.