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Insurance Law in the United Kingdom, Fourth edition

By John Birds


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides valuable practical insight into both public supervisory legislation concerning insurance and private insurance contract law in the United Kingdom. An informative general introduction surveying the legal, political, financial, and commercial background and surroundings of insurance provides a sound foundation for the specific detail that follows.

The book covers all essential aspects of the law and regulation governing insurance policies and instruments. Its detailed exposition includes examination of the form of the insurance company and its reserves and investments; the insurance contract; the legal aspects of the various branches of property and liability insurance; motor vehicle insurance schemes; life insurance, health insurance, and workmen’s compensation schemes; reinsurance, co-insurance, and pooling; taxation of insurance; and risk management and prevention.

Succinct yet eminently practical, the book will be a valuable resource for lawyers handling cases affecting the United Kingdom. It will be of practical utility to those both in public service and private practice called on to develop and to apply the laws of insurance, and of special interest as a contribution to the much-needed harmonization of insurance law.

Publish Date 06/11/2018
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403503011
SKU 10057935-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. The Insurance Company

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Access to Business

Chapter 3. Supervision

Chapter 4. Technical Reserves and Investments

Chapter 5. Accountancy

Chapter 6. Transfers of Business

Chapter 7. Policyholder Protection

Part II. The Insurance Contract: General

Chapter 1. Generalities

Chapter 2. Insurable Risk

Chapter 3. Formation of the Insurance Contract

Chapter 4. Obligations of the Insured

Chapter 5. Obligations of the Insurer

Chapter 6. Insurance and Third Parties

Chapter 7. Termination of the Insurance Contract

Part III. Property and Liability Insurance

Chapter 1. Fire Insurance

Chapter 2. Loss of Benefits Insurance

Chapter 3. Transport Insurance

Chapter 4. Marine Insurance

Chapter 5. Liability Insurance

Chapter 6. Legal Aid Insurance

Chapter 7. Aviation and Space Insurance

Chapter 8. Theft and Embezzlement Insurance

Chapter 9. Agricultural Insurance, Hail Insurance and Livestock Insurance

Chapter 10. Catastrophe Insurance

Chapter 11. Credit Insurance

Chapter 12. Technical Insurance

Part IV. Motor Vehicle Insurance

Part V. Insurance of the Person

Chapter 1. Workman’s Compensation and Occupational Disease

Chapter 2. Personal Accident and Bodily Injury

Chapter 3. Private Health Insurance

Chapter 4. Life Insurance

Chapter 5. Pensions

Part VI. Social Security

Part VII. Insurance Intermediaries

Chapter 1. Law of Establishment and Supervision

Chapter 2. Insurance Intermediaries and the Insurance Contract

Part VIII. Reinsurance

Part IX. Taxation of Insurance

Part X. Risk Management and Prevention

Selected Bibliography