Introduction to insurance contract law - one
This introductory/intermediate-level course is designed to
develop delegates' knowledge and understanding of the principles
and practices of insurance contract law. It offers an ideal follow
on course for those who have attended the 'Introduction to law for insurance staff'.
- General principles of contract law (brief
- 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
- 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
- The doctrines of subrogation and
The course involves interactive excercises and case studies led
by market professionals.
This course will:
- Review briefly the general principles of contract and business
law as they apply to insurance
- Provide a good understanding of the special principles of
insurance contract law
- Provide some 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).
Emphasis is placed on English/US common law but, where
appropriate, comparison with continental and other legal systems is
Who should attend?
All insurance staff, 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 6 CPD
hours where you consider it relevant to your
professional development needs.
Scheduled dates for this course have now sold out, please keep
checking the website for updates to availability. Dates are added
subject to demand and can also be run in-house for corporate