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Riley on Business Interruption Insurance

Riley on Business Interruption Insurance
10th Edition
Practice Area:  Insurance Law
ISBN:  9780414055520
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  24 Jun 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Celebrating its 60th year and dedicated to providing detailed and practical advice, Riley is the industry authority on business interruption insurance. It offers guidance on policy wordings, coverage, and claims in the UK and US, as well as comparing these models with other jurisdictions, making it a leading reference for legal practitioners and insurance brokers.

Its main features:

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  • Examination of the practice, strategy and procedure of business interruption insurance around the world.
  • Covers more than 30 perils including explosions, earthquakes, riots, malicious damage, floods, theft, fire, and disease.
  • Overview of business interruption insurance and discusses standard policy wordings, defines key terms, and provides example settlement formulas.
  • Covers all aspects of claims processes, calculations, and settlements.
  • Compares worldwide business interruption cover in 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Comparative analysis of the UK and US models and the policy wordings in both jurisdictions.
  • Analyses policy wordings, highlighting common pitfalls.
  • Explains how recurring claims issues can be addressed by the wording of the policy and how they can be resolved in practice.

Highlighted new commentary includes:

  • Updated legal analysis to reflect the new Insurance Act 2015
  • Case law has been reviewed and updated, with additional opinions on the most significant decisions
  • New chapter exploring current and future developments within the field of business interruption insurance
  • New commentary on the threat of hacking and identity theft and the new era of cyber insurance
  • The section on waste management and environment services businesses has been expanded
  • Additional discussion on the mis-selling of interest rate hedging product


Section 1 Overview
1 Measurement of loss of future earnings – the basis of business interruption insurance
2 The framework of the cover – policy form
3 Operation of the cover

Section 2 Establishing the basis of cover required
4 Risk management & self insurance
5 Perils (United Kingdom)
6 Gross profit, gross earnings or increase in cost of working: specifications and definitions
7 Maximum indemnity period
8 Calculating the amount to be insured
9 Additional clauses and items
10 Dependency extensions
11 Special forms of insurance and risks
12 International considerations

Section 3 Claims
13 Claims – the process
14 Claim calculation
15 Claim settlements

Section 4 Current and future developments
16 Current and future developments




Harry Roberts is a UK-qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Loss Adjuster with over 30 years of experience in loss adjusting. Harry specialises in the handling of major commercial insurance claims, predominantly business interruption and financial-related losses. As a former President of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA) he was instrumental in the launch of a range of Specialist Interest Groups (SIGs). Harry has lectured and published articles on a range of business interruption issues and was the editor of the 9th edition of Riley on Business Interruption Insurance.


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