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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Double Insurance and Contribution

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ISBN13: 9781138944732
To be Published: December 2017
Publisher: Informa Law from Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00

Double insurance can have major consequences for an assured party, as it carries a risk of rendering some policies invalid. This book deals in depth with the issue of double insurance, and helps the reader to better understand their options when selecting insurance policies for themselves or their clients.

The book begins by looking at the history and development of the law of insurance, outlining how the law relating to double insurance has developed and the factors that courts may take into account when deciding such issues. It then covers contemporary instances of double insurance looking at:

  • relevant clauses (rateable proportion, exclusion, excess and escape)
  • attempts to limit or exclude liability by the assured
  • insurer pay-outs
  • court decisions in various jurisdictions
This text combines practical experience with academic rigour and will be of significant interest to lawyers, academics and insurance industry professionals alike.

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Insurance Law
Part A Double Insurance
Chapter 1. Double Insurance
Chapter 2. The Rights of an Assured
Chapter 3. Legislative Provisions - Section 45 Insurance Contracts Act 1984 Part B Contribution
Chapter 4. The Meaning of Contribution
Chapter 5. When the Right of Contribution Arises
Chapter 6. The Rights Of An Insurer To Seek Contribution And Enforcement
Chapter 7. Asbestos Litigation from an Insurance Perspective
Chapter 8. Contribution under Common Law and Its Equitable Position