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Marine Insurance Legislation

5th Edition

By Robert Merkin, Johanna Hjalmarsson, Aysegul Bugra, Jennifer Lavelle

Informa Law from Routledge

488 pages

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Providing thorough, up-to-date coverage of the operation of marine insurance legislation, this text is an essential resource for today's marine insurance professional. Designed with the reader in mind, previous editions of this book have been heavily praised for its accessible and highly-practical format.

Section by section, the authors deliver expert commentary on the Marine Insurance Act 1906 and related marine insurance legislation. The origin of each section or provision is clearly explained, along with the authorities decided since the legislation came into force.

New to this edition:

  • Heavily revised with the very latest case law since 2010, some of which having a dramatic effect on the law of marine insurance. The most important cases include The Cendor Mopu and Masefield v Amlin. All relevant new cases have been added from across the common law world

  • Clarification on new legislation such as the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 and the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012

  • The compulsory insurance provisions affecting oil pollution and passengers

  • The rules on jurisdiction and choice of law in the Brussels Regulation and the Rome I Regulation

This compressive text is indispensable for marine lawyers, industry professionals, and students of marine insurance law worldwide.



The utility of this book is without boundaries and it is difficult to imagine that any specialist in the field of marine insurance law, whether practitioner or scholar, is without a copy close at hand. - The Journal of International Maritime Law (20; 2014)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1. Marine Insurance Act 1906 Part 2. Marine Insurance (Gambling Policies) Act 1909 Part 3. Marine and Aviation Insurance (War Risks) Act 1952 Part 4. Public Order Act 1986

About the Authors

Professor Robert Merkin is the Lloyd's Professor of Commercial Law at Exeter University, Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, visiting Professor at the Universities of Hong Kong and Queensland, and consultant to DLA Phillips Fox, New Zealand.

Johanna Hjalmarsson is an Informa Research Fellow in Maritime and Commercial Law at Southampton University.

Aysegul Bugra is also an Informa Research Fellow in Maritime and Commercial Law at Southampton University.

Jennifer Lavelle is a Tutor and Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Law at the University of Southampton.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Maritime