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Professional Indemnity Insurance Law

Professional Indemnity Insurance Law
2nd Edition
Series:  Insurance Practitioner's Library
Practice Area:  Insurance Law
ISBN:  9780421966604
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  07 Dec 2007
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Written with a commanding approach, and acclaimed for its thorough, high quality analysis, Professional Indemnity Insurance Law:
  • Provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of professional indemnity insurance law from the perspectives of both the insurer and the professional
  • Analyses the relevant areas of law, from the nature and extent of the legal relationship between a professional and client, through to a detailed discussion of insuring clauses to be found in modern professional indemnity policies
  • Helps you find solutions to the various problems you might face in this complicated area of law, whether you are acting for the insured professional or the insurer
  • Outlines key principles for professional conduct, insurance and indemnity law, and professional indemnity insurance
  • Examines making the contract, preliminary clauses and clauses on risk
  • Deals with making a claim and defences
  • Discusses insolvency in the context of professional indemnity insurance


Introduction and making the contract
  • Insurance, indemnity insurance and professional indemnity insurance
  • Utmost good faith, disclosure and representations
  • Formation, terms and form of the contract
  • Illegality
The professional indemnity policy - preliminary clauses
  • Construction and effect of policy terms
  • Parties and claimants, the insured and the insurer
  • Duration and cover of renewals
  • Limits on the amount of cover
Clauses on the risk
  • Professionals
  • Clauses on risk, advice and the elements of cover, activity, loss, contingency, cause of action, remedy and liability
  • Clauses on risk - representing the client, the professional as agent
  • Clauses on risk - related services, property, goods and products
  • Clauses on risk - vicarious liability
  • Claims - steps on the application for indemnity
  • Claims and defences
  • Subrogation
  • Insolvency
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