Colinvaux's Law of Insurance, 12th Edition

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Colinvaux's Law of Insurance, 12th ed

Author Robert Merkin, Colinvaux
Publication Date Nov 2019
ISBN 9789392630675
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell


You will receive thorough and understandable information on insurance contract law from Colinvaux's Law of Insurance.

This important book examines in depth the following topics: insurance contracts, the various parties involved, and the characteristics of particular types of insurance. It is still a crucial resource on the subject and is a part of the Insurance Practitioners Library; it is currently in its eleventh edition.

The following new features have been added to the twelfth edition:

  • The most recent and important UK decisions, including: Young v RSA [2019] CSOH 32 (disclosure under the Insurance Act 2015); Euro Pools v RSA [2019] EWCA Civ 808 (claims made policies); Equitas v MMI [2019] EWCA Civ 718 (utmost good faith and claims); and more.
  • The chapter on property insurance has been rewritten to take account of a series of important decisions from New Zealand on the measure of indemnity, including Sartex Quilts v Endurance [2019] EWHC 1103 (Comm).
  • Significant updates to the chapter on motor insurance in light of amendments to the Road Traffic Act 1988 with key rulings from both England and Europe, including R & S Pilling v UK Insurance [2019] UKSC 16, Cameron v Liverpool Victoria [2019] UKSC 6 and Motor Insurers Bureau v Lewis [2019] EWCA Civ 909.
  • Discussion of important cases from Australia and New Zealand, including: Delta Pty v Team Rock Anchors [2019] QCA 62 (settlement of liability claims); Onley v Catlin Syndicate [2018] FCAFC 119 (directors and officers insurance); Xu v IAG New Zealand [2019] NZSC 68 (assignment of property claims).

The book also has the following important elements:

  • provides a thorough analysis of the major tenets, concerns, and rights of British insurance contract law.
  • focuses on three separate topics: the contract, the people involved, and unique insurance types.
  • A detailed explanation of how policies are constructed, covering topics like risk, absolute good faith, insurance interest, premium, claims, and loss.
  • discusses the responsibilities played by the many parties involved, including intermediaries and the industry's regulatory structure.
  • examines nine unique insurance contract categories, including reinsurance, life and accident, property, liability, third-party, motor vehicle, financial, maritime, and war risks.
  • outlines the guidelines for terminology and phrase.
  • contains a chapter entirely devoted to insurers' rights.
  • discusses the protection of policyholders, the insolvency of insurance companies, and pertinent processes.
  • analyses the most significant laws, rules, and instances.
  • analyses major Commonwealth rulings that have an impact on English courts, adding a further global dimension.
  • yearly updates are made to the text to keep it current.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Of Colinvaux's Law of Insurance, 12th ed

Part I: The Contract of Insurance
1. Contract of insurance
2. Conflict of laws
3. Construction of the policy
4. Insurable interest
5. The risk
6. The duty of utmost good faith
7. Presentation of the risk
8. Terms of insurance contracts
9. The premium
10. Claims
11. Loss and the measure of indemnity
12. The rights of insurers
13. Statutory control of policies

Part II: The Parties
14. The regulation of insurers
15. The assured
16. Insurance intermediaries
17. The insolvency of insurance companies

Part III: Special Types of Insurance Contract
18. Reinsurance
19. Life and accident insurance
20. Property insurance
21. Liability insurance
22. Third party rights under liability policies
23. Motor vehicle insurance
24. Financial insurance
25. Marine insurance
26. War risks

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