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Insurance Claims

By: Alison Padfield, Padfield, QC
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Published: 29-07-2016
Format: Hardback
Edition: 4th
Extent: 504
ISBN: 9781780438962
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
RRP: £170.00
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About Insurance Claims

Insurance Claims provides an accurate summary of the law as it relates to insurance claims, which means largely, but not exclusively, claims against insurers and insurance brokers. It is aimed at those involved in the application of the law on a daily basis, whether as solicitors, barristers or insurance claims handlers.

The new edition is one of the first titles to cover and offer detailed commentary on the Insurance Act 2015 which comes in to force in August 2016.

Insurance Claims, Fourth Edition includes coverage of the following significant changes in legislation and case law:

The Insurance Act 2015 comes into force on 12 August 2016 and makes far-reaching changes to insurance law in England and Wales: Introduces a new pre-contractual duty of fair presentation in place of the duty to disclose material facts/duty not to misrepresent material facts; Makes significant changes to remedies for breach of pre-contractual duty, breach of warranty and breach of other terms 'not relevant to the actual loss'.

The Enterprise Act 2016 amends the Insurance Act 2015 and introduces a general right to damages for late payment of insurance claims (with effect from 4 May 2017).

The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010, is amended by the Insurance Act 2015 and by the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Regulations 2016, and came into force on 1 August 2016.

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 re-enacts, with minor changes, the law on unfair terms in consumer contracts (formerly the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999).

Teal v Berkley in the Supreme Court on the order in which losses are allocated to policies of insurance.

Aspen v Adana in the Court of Appeal on the meaning of 'product' and cover for defective installation in product and public liability insurance.

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc in the Supreme Court on contribution between insurers in cases within the 'Fairchild enclave'.

AIG v ILP in the Court of Appeal on aggregation in solicitors' indemnity insurance.

1: The Basics; 2: The Claimant; 3: The Contract of Insurance; 4: Causation of Loss; 5: Proof of Loss; 6: Measurement of Loss; 7: Presentation of Claims; 8: Claims Handling; 9: Insurance Litigation; 10: Alternatives to Litigation; 11: Insurers' Defences; 12: Subrogation; 13: Double Insurance and Contribution; 14: Reinsurance; 15: Conflict of Laws; 16: Claims Against Insurance Brokers; 17: Specific Types of Insurance.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: The basics
Chapter 2: The claimant
Chapter 3: The contract of insurance
Chapter 4: Causation of loss
Chapter 5: Proof of loss
Chapter 6: Measurement of loss
Chapter 7: Presentation of claims
Chapter 8: Claims handling
Chapter 9: Insurance litigation
Chapter 10: Alternatives to litigation
Chapter 11: Insurers' defences
Chapter 12: Subrogation
Chapter 13: Double insurance and contribution
Chapter 14: Reinsurance
Chapter 15: Conflict of laws
Chapter 16: Claims against insurance brokers
Chapter 17: Specific types of insurance


“...this is one of the most useful textbooks on insurance law and probably the first one I will be referring to in its subject area. (Review of the 3rd Edition)” –  Jonathan Goodliffe, BILA Journal

“ excellent guide for those of legal and other backgrounds who are involved or even interested in the insurance world...I would suggest that this book be essential reading for legal practitioners, given insurance issues affect all of us. It should be required reading for insurance industry personnel...even lay people purchasing or holding a policy would find this book of great value. (Review of 3rd Edition)” –  Biran Risman, The Law Journal UK

“It is extremely welcome to find a book addressing the law of insurance in which clear and succinct answers can readily be found” –  Colin Edelman, QC, Foreword to the 3rd Edition

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