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Good Faith and Insurance Contracts

4th Edition

By Peter MacDonald Eggers, Simon Picken

Informa Law from Routledge

742 pages

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pub: 2017-12-14
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Good Faith and Insurance Contracts sets out an exhaustive analysis of the law concerning the duty of utmost good faith, as applied to insurance contracts. Now in its fourth edition, it has been updated to address the arrival of the Insurance Act 2015, as well as any references to new case law. In addition, it synthesises all known judicial decisions by the English Courts concerning good faith in this area.

This book is still the only text devoted to a discussion of the duty of utmost good faith applicable to insurance contracts. As good faith is an issue which arises in respect of all insurance contracts, it is a book which will be extremely useful to lawyers involved in insurance as well as insurance practitioners.

Table of Contents

  1. The insurance contract uberrimae fidei
  2. Other contracts of the utmost good faith
  3. The nature of the duty of the utmost good faith
  4. The source of the duty of utmost good faith
  5. Law reform
  6. Legislation affecting the duty of good faith
  7. The assured’s duty of the fair presentation of the risk at placing
  8. The exceptions to the duty of disclosure at placing
  9. Modification of the duty of disclosure at placing
  10. The post-contractual duty of good faith
  11. The assured’s duty of utmost good faith and claims
  12. The insurer’s duty
  13. Third parties
  14. Materiality and inducement
  15. Examples of material facts
  16. Remedies
  17. The loss of the insurer’s right to exercise a remedy or to rely upon a breach of warranty
  18. Evidence: Proving a breach of duty or a defence

About the Authors

Peter MacDonald Eggers QC is a silk at 7KBW, where he specialises in all aspects of commercial law, with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance.

Simon Picken QC is a silk at 7KBW, where his wide-ranging practice involves all types of contractual disputes with a special emphasis on insurance/reinsurance disputes.

About the Series

Lloyd's Insurance Law Library

This series deals with specialist subjects such as Lloyd’s and conflict of laws, as well as including more broad-ranging commentary on insurance legislation and litigation. Titles are written by premier legal minds, pre-eminent barristers, leading academics and Supreme Court Judges, which makes them an invaluable aid to all practitioners involved in insurance.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Insurance