Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Author: Rob Merkin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019150792X
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It is widely acknowledged that insurance has a major impact on the operation of tort and contract law regimes in practice, yet there is little sustained analysis of their interaction. The majority of academic private lawyers have little knowledge of insurance law in its own right, and the amount of discussion directed to insurance in private law theory is disproportionately small in relation to its practical importance. Filling this substantial gap in the literature, this book explores the multiple influences of insurance in the law of obligations, and the nature and impact of insurance law as an inherent and significant aspect of private law. It combines conceptual and doctrinal analysis, informing the theoretical discussion of the nature of private law, including the role of judicial and public purpose, and the place of formalism and of contextualism in normative theories of private law. Arguing for the wider recognition of the multiple impacts of insurance, the book claims that recognition of the presence of insurance necessarily marks a departure from the two-party framework sometimes described as definitive of private law. The structured exploration and interpretation of the contemporary role of insurance in the law of obligations, and of its implications, illuminates this under-explored area of private law, and equips the reader for further enquiry and debate.

The Modern Law of Marine Insurance

Author: Rhidian Thomas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317424727
Format: PDF
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This latest and fourth volume in the series comprises ten contributions written by an expert team of academics and practitioners and which collectively analyse and expound many of the contemporary legal issues and debates in the law and practice of marine insurance. Some of the contributions touch upon areas of the law which will be amended by the Insurance Act 2015, and provide an insight to the future changes in the law. The topics covered are ? An assessment of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 Construction of marine policies Litigating against brokers – the measure of damages Co-insurance and leading underwriter clauses Duties of good faith of insurers and reinsurers Assured right to interest when a policy is avoided The impact of The Cendor MOPU on the Institute Cargo Clauses Fraudulent claims Aspects of Subrogation Conflict of laws in light of the recast Brussels I Regulation ? This book is essential reading for maritime lawyers, brokers and insurance market practitioners, academics, and companies associated with the marine insurance markets worldwide.

Insurance Law in Japan

Author: Noboru Kobayashi
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041136134
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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 Japan. 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.

Reforming the French Law of Obligations

Author: John Cartwright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317219
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The 2005 Avant-projet de réforme du droit des obligations et de la prescription, also dubbed the Avant-projet Catala, suggests the most far-reaching reform of the French Civil code since it came into force in 1804. It reviews central aspects of contract law, the law of delict and the law of unjustified enrichment. There is currently a very lively debate in France as to the merits or the demerits of both the particular draft provisions and the general idea of recodification as such. This volume is the first publication to introduce the reform proposals to an English speaking audience. It contains the official English translation of the text, and distinguished private lawyers from both England and France analyse and assess particularly interesting aspects of the substantive draft provisions in a comparative perspective. Topics covered include negotiation and renegotiation of contracts, la cause, the enforcement of contractual obligations, termination of contract and its consequences, the effects of contracts on third parties, the definition of la faute, the quantification of damages, and the law of prescription. The volume also contains an overall assessment of the draft provisions by one of the most senior French judges who chaired the Working Party on the Avant-projet, established by the French Supreme Court, the Cour de cassation. The book is indispensable for comparative private lawyers and lawyers with a particular interest in French law. It is also of use to all private lawyers (both academics and practitioners) looking for information on recent international and European trends in contract and tort.

The Common Law of Obligations

Author: Andrew Robertson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782256571
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The development of the law of obligations across the common law world has been, and continues to be, a story of unity and divergence. Its common origins continue to exert a powerful stabilising influence, carried forward by a methodology that places heavy weight on the historical foundations of legal principles. Divergence is, however, produced by numerous factors, including national and international human rights instruments, local statutory regimes, civil law influences, regional harmonisation, local circumstances and values and different political and legal cultures. The essays in this collection explore the forces that produce divergence, the countervailing forces that generate cohesion and consistency in the common law of obligations, and the influence that the major common law jurisdictions continue to exert over one another in this area of law. The chapters in this book were originally presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations held in Hong Kong in July 2014. A second collection, entitled Divergences in Private Law (ISBN: 9781782256601), will focus on particular departures from the common law mainstream and the causes and effects of those deviations.

Insurance Law in the United Kingdom

Author: John Birds
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041133879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. Succint 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.

PEICL

Author: Project Group Restatement of European Insurance Contract Law
Publisher: sellier. european law publ.
ISBN: 3866530692
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In this volume, the Project Group "Restatement of European Insurance Contract Law" presents its Principles of European Insurance Contract Law (PEICL). These principles were submitted to the European Commission as a Draft Common Frame of Reference of European Insurance Contract Law (DCFR Insurance). The volume comprises the PEICL/DCFR Insurance, as well as translations into Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. It sets out the approach used by the Project Group, how the PEICL/DCFR Insurance relates to the overall DCFR, the participation of the Project Group in the CoPECL (Common Principles of European Contract Law) Network, as well as the general structure and characteristics of the PEICL/DCFR Insurance. The Project Group has also drafted the PEICL/DCFR Insurance as a model for an Optional Instrument of European Insurance Contract Law.

A History of Private Law in Scotland Volume 2 Obligations

Author: Kenneth Reid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198299288
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This two-volume series offers the first detailed and systematic account of the history of private law in Scotland. Volume 2 covers topics such as insurance, negligence, liability, breach of contract, unfair contract terms, sale, and defamation.

Principles of the English Law of Obligations

Author: Andrew Burrows
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191063274
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Principles of the English Law of Obligations provides students with a high-quality overview of this key area of English law. Drawing together updated chapters from the third edition of English Private Law, the subjects covered include contract, tort and equitable wrongs, unjust enrichment, and remedies. Written by a team of acknowledged experts, the chapters give a clear, simple, and accurate overview of the guiding principles and rules of the English law of obligations, including contract and tort, which are compulsory subjects for law degrees and on professional courses. Whether looking for an accessible, conceptual introduction to the area or a handy revision reference, students will find this book invaluable.