Intermediate insurance contract law - two
This intermediate-level course gives a comprehensive and in
depth look into the principles and practices of insurance contract
law. It also brings delegates up-to-speed with current proposals
for the reform of English insurance law as well as exploring the
differences between English insurance law and the law in other
- General principles of contract law (brief review)
- Legal principles governing the formation of insurance
- The doctrine of insurable interest
- The doctrine of utmost good faith: misrepresentation and the
duty of disclosure in relation to insurance
- Warranties, conditions and other terms of insurance
- Void and illegal insurances
- Joint and composite insurance
- Agency and assignment in relation to insurance
- Making an insurance claim: legal rules governing notice and
proof of loss
- Construction (interpretation) of insurance contracts, including
statutory and common law rules
- The doctrine of proximate cause
- Measuring the loss - the principle of indemnity
- The doctrines of subrogation and contribution
- Proposals for reform of English insurance law
- Interactive exercises and case studies.
The course provides:
- A review of the general principles of contract and business law
as they apply to insurance
- A detailed and in-depth understanding of the special principles
of insurance contract law
- An appreciation of the legal rules that affect particular
classes of insurance only, including marine insurances and the
compulsory classes (EL and motor in the UK)
- An understanding of current proposals for the reform of English
insurance law and of key differences between English insurance law
and the law in other jurisdictions.
Emphasis is placed on English/US common law but comparison with
US, continental and other legal systems is made.
Who should attend?
All insurance staff who have a good understanding of insurance
principles and practice, from brokers or other intermediaries,
through to those involved in underwriting, claims, insurance
programme design or placement, risk managers, sales or
administration. Also lawyers and other professionals whose work
brings them into contact with the business of insurance.
Attendance of this course awards up to 12 CPD
hours where you consider it relevant to your
professional development needs.
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