Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty First Century by Malcolm Clarke

Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty First Century

byMalcolm Clarke

Paperback | July 7, 2007

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In this book, Professor Malcolm Clarke provides a stimulating, critical introduction to the English law of insurance contracts, presenting the rules in both their legal and socio-economic contexts. He sets out the principles behind the law in a clear manner, moving on to explore theimplications of certain rules in order to examine the importance of effective insurance and effective insurance law in modern society.Comparative reference is made to the corresponding rules in common law countries and also in major jurisdictions in western Europe, providing a thought-provoking wider view of the relevant law.The book illustrates the different perceptions of insurance and of insurance law that are to be found amongst lawyers, insurers, and policy-holders. In particular, it argues that the perception of many people, and also not least of many judges, is that if any dispute arises with insurers, insurershave an unfair advantage under the law. Moreover, this is in fact usually the case, if insurers choose to use their advantage.By presenting the rules of insurance contract law in the wider context of contract law at large, the book seeks to demystify them and to challenge the assumption that insurance law is or ought to be greatly different from other parts of the law. In particular, he argues that insurance contract lawshould be available and intelligible to serious enquirers, lawyers, and non-lawyers alike.

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Malcolm Clarke is Professor of Commercial Contract Law in the University of Cambridge.
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Title:Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty First CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:July 7, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199227640

ISBN - 13:9780199227648

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Table of Contents

1. Policyholders2. Insurers3. Insurance Intermediaries4. Contracting5. Cover6. Insurance and Society7. Insurance and Law8. Insurance and Law9. The Sequel: Perceptions of the Past and of the Future