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Insurance of Commercial Risks: Law and Practice, The

Insurance of Commercial Risks: Law and Practice, The
5th Edition
Series:  Insurance Practitioner's Library
Practice Area:  Insurance Law
ISBN:  9780414057111
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  13 Dec 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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The Insurance of Commercial Risks: Law and Practice advises on the overlapping area of insurance law and commercial liability, offering advice on disputes concerning the coverage of insurance policies. The book examines the fundamentals of insurance contracts, looking at the law governing the main liability insurances and the types of risk, exclusions and policy conditions involved in each.

Main features:
  • Commentary on the practice and application of insurance law when protecting against different commercial risks.
  • Provides concise advice for effectively evaluating the merits of a coverage dispute and explaining how the law applies to commercial insurance.
  • Examines the risks, policy conditions, exclusion terms, and exceptions for the main types of liability insurance: employers’, public, product, Directors & Officers, warranty and indemnity, and commercial vehicle.
  • Covers the law relating to property risk: buildings, contents, carriers’, theft by employee, contractors’, and business interruption.
  • Explains fundamental principles of insurance law contracts such as conditions, warranties, and the duty of disclosure.
  • Defines the role and liabilities of insurance brokers and other intermediaries.
  • Outlines the relevant aspects of the claims process, including calculating indemnities and the rights of third parties and insurers.
  • Details key topics that arise in litigation such as disclosure and issues surrounding jurisdiction.
New to the 5th edition:
  • Updated to reflect the key legislative changes implemented by the Insurance Act 2015, including the relevant implications of the Enterprise Act 015 on this act.
  • A comprehensive new chapter on the interpretation of insurance contract terms analysing warranties and insurance conditions, conditions precedent, claims co-operation and claims control clauses.
  • A new chapter on the Third Parties Rights Against Insurers Act 2010, which came into force in 2016.
  • A thorough update of case law developments in areas including employer's liability insurance, motor vehicle insurance, business interruption insurance and the principle of indemnity and subrogation.

CONTENTS


Part I General; 

1 The nature of insurance contracts; 
2 Conditions and warranties; 
3 Concealment of material facts; 
4 The duties and liabilities of insurance brokers and intermediaries; 

Part II Liability insurance; 

5 Employers’ liability insurance;
6 Public liability insurance; 
7 Products liability insurance; 
8 Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance; 
9 Warranty and indemnity insurance; 
10 Commercial vehicles insurance; 

Part III Property and other insurances; 

11 Buildings insurance; 
12 Contents insurance; 
13 Carriers’ insurance; 
14 Theft by employee (fidelity) and related insurances; 
15 Business interruption insurance; 
16 Contractors’ insurance; Part IV Claims; 
17 The loss; 
18 Notification of claim or loss; 
19 The insurance indemnity; 
20 Rights of the insurer; 
21 Third party rights against liability insurances; 
22 Litigation and practice

EDITORS & EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr Özlem Gürses is a reader at King’s College London with extensive experience in insurance, commercial and maritime law. She is a member of the Presidential Council of the Association of Insurance Law.

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