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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference 4th ed isbn 9780409345490

Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780409337525
New Edition ISBN: 9780409345490
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780409328455
Published: September 2014
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Greg Pynt's Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference is a clear and concise treatment of general insurance law in Australia and explains all the key concepts associated with general insurance law including the unique insurance ‘take’ on the duty of utmost good faith, conditions and warranties, causation, mitigation, subrogation and double insurance and contribution.

This book is perfect for insurance law students, insurance lawyers and those in the wider insurance industry as well as commercial and litigation lawyers looking for a clear introduction to insurance principles for addressing commercial or litigation issues in their everyday work.

The 3rd edition includes additional chapters on mitigation in insurance law and some common policy terms. It also covers analysis of common law and equitable principles relevant to insurance law and offers a detailed examination of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) that governs most insurance contracts with an Australian connection.


  • A concise discussion of the principles of general Australian insurance law
  • A well written text with insightful commentary explaining the fundamentals of insurance law with references to important relevant statute and case law
  • Quotes included at the beginning of each chapter to help set the lighthearted tone to the topic

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
1. Insurance: A Risk Transfer Loss-Spreading Arrangement
2. Dividing Insurance into Categories
3. A Short History of Insurance
4. Regulation of General Insurers
5. Insurance Intermediaries
6. Introduction to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth)
7. Utmost Good Faith
8. Pre-contractual Disclosure
9. Formation of an Insurance Contract
10. Insurable Interest
11. Duration of an Insurance Contract
12. The Layout of an Insurance Policy: Recitals, Insuring Clause, Exclusions, Policy Terms and Definitions
13. Construction of a Provision of an Insurance Contract
14. The Nature of an Insurer's Promise to Indemnify
15. Causation
16. First Party Insurance
17. Liability (Third Party) Insurance
18. Some Common Policy Terms
19. Delayed Payment of a Claim; Denying a Claim and Repudiating a Policy - Onus of Proof
20. Election, Estoppel and Abuse of Process
Section 54
22. Fraudulent Claims
23. How Many Claims (Aggregation Clauses)?
24. Claiming the Benefit of Another Person's Insurance Contract
25. Some Insurance-Related Civil Litigation Procedures
26. Mitigation In Insurance Law
27. Subrogation
28. The Duties Owed by a Lawyer When Retained by an Insurer
29. Double Insurance and Contribution