Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference, 4th edition

A valuable resource for law and business students, insurance lawyers and those in the insurance industry

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409345490

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Now in its fourth edition, Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference is a clear and concise treatment of general insurance law in Australia. It covers all the key concepts associated with general insurance law, including the unique insurance perspective on the duty of utmost good faith, conditions and warranties, causation, mitigation, subrogation and double insurance, and contribution. This text is a valuable resource for law and business students, as well as insurance lawyers and those in the wider insurance industry.

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• A concise discussion of the principles of general Australian insurance law
• Insightful commentary explaining the fundamentals with references to relevant statute and case law
• Includes digital learning materials

Related Titles

Derrington & Ashton, The Law of Liability Insurance, 3rd edition, 2013
Traves, Commercial Law, 4th ed, 2016

 

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Table of contents

Part 1: Background


1. Insurance: A Risk Transfer, Loss-Spreading Arrangement


2. Dividing Insurance into Categories


3. A Short History of Insurance


4. Regulation of General Insurers


5. Insurance Intermediaries


6. Introduction to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)


Part 2: Period Leading up to and Including the Formation of an Insurance Contract


7. Utmost Good Faith


8. Pre-contractual Disclosure


9. Formation of an Insurance Contract


10. Insurable Interest


11. Duration of an Insurance Contract


12. The Layout of an Insurance Policy: Recitals, Insuring Clause, Exclusions, Policy Terms and Definitions<


13. Construing an Insurance Contract


14. The Nature of an Insurer’s Promise to Indemnify<


15. Causation


16. Mitigation


17. First Party Insurance


18. Liability (Third Party) Insurance


19. Some Common Policy Terms


Part 3: The Claim


20. Broken Promises


21. Election, Estoppel and Abuse of Process


22. Section 54


23. Fraudulent Claims


24. How Many Claims (Aggregation Clauses)?


25. Claiming the Benefit of Another Person’s Insurance Contract


26. Some Insurance-Related Civil Litigation Procedures


Part 4: Recovery of an Insurer’s Loss from Third Parties and Other Insurers


27. Subrogation


28. The Duties Owed by a Lawyer when Retained by an Insurer


29. Double Insurance and Contribution