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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Birds' Modern Insurance Law 10th ed isbn 9780414055674

Birds' Modern Insurance Law 9th ed

ISBN13: 9780414023307
New Edition ISBN: 9780414055674
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847039163
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Birds' Modern Insurance Law offers a concise,analytical explanation of the fundamental principles of insurance law.

Written in an accessible and straightforward manner, it covers everything from the history of insurance and regulation, through to the various forms of insurance such as life, motor and employers' liability.

  • Analyses the increasingly complex legal rules affecting contracts of insurance
  • Provides a distinct treatment of consumer insurance law as opposed to commercial insurance law
  • Explains the implications of recent case law clearly and concisely
  • Deals with the latest changes in theregulatory structure of the insurance industry
  • Written by Professor John Birds the acknowledged expert in the field

Insurance Law
Introduction: the nature and definition of insurance and insurance law
The regulation of insurance
Insurable interest
Insurance of third parties’ interests
Formalities and formation of the insurance contract
Insurers’ repudiations of policies and liability – general considerations
Utmost good faith – fraud, non-disclosure and misrepresentation
Utmost good faith on the part of the insurer
Warranties and conditions
Construction and causation: risks covered and risks excepted
Claims under the policy
Payment under the policy – the measurement of loss
Contribution and double insurance
Life insurance
Liability insurance
Motor vehicle insurance
Employers’ liability and other compulsory insuran