Miller's Marine War Risks is the only book devoted to drawing together and analysing the insurance of commercial shipping against war risks.
It merges analysis of the legal principles, case law, and legislation with the practice of the insurance market in order to provide commentary on difficult questions concerning liabilities, claims, and coverage.
With global events becoming more uncertain in the Gulf and elsewhere, the updating of Michael Miller’s classic text will be of great use to legal practitioners, the insurance market, and the shipping industry throughout the world.
Table of Contents
Forward by Sir Bernard Rix
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
1. The History of the War Risks Policy
2. The Underwriters
3. The Premiums
4. Cancellation and Automatic Termination of Cover Clause
5. The Insured Perils: An Overview
7. Civil War
8. Revolution, Rebellion, Insurrection . . .
9. . . . Or Civil Strife Arising Therefrom . . .
10. . . . Or any Hostile Act by or Against a Belligerent Power
13. Arrest, Restraint, Detainment . . .
14. . . . And the Consequences Thereof or Any Attempt Thereat
15. Derelict Mines, Torpedoes, Bombs and Weapons of War
16. Strikers, Locked-Out Workmen or Persons Taking Part in Labour Disturbances, Riots or Civil Commotions
17. Riots, Civil Commotions
18. Any Terrorist . . .
19. . . .Or Any Person Acting Maliciously or from a Political Motive
21. Confiscation and Expropriation
22. Sue and Labour
24. War Risks and Marine Insurance Legislation
25. Total Loss and Notice of Abandonment
26. Held Covered
27. Wilful Misconduct and Fraudulent Claims
28. The Proximate Cause
29. Cargo War and Strikes Clauses
31. War Risk Insurance in Time of War
Michael Davey Q.C. is a commercial barrister based in London, UK. He practices in the areas of shipping, international trade, insurance, and oil and gas exploration and production; and he has particular expertise in fisheries litigation. He is ranked as a Leading Silk in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.
James Davey is Professor of Insurance and Commercial Law at the University of Southampton, UK. He is one of the UK’s leading academics in the field, with 25 years of experience of teaching and researching insurance law. He has published more than 30 articles, appearing in leading journals in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. He is Deputy President of the British Insurance Law Association, and is a regular speaker at events at the Lloyd’s insurance market.
Oliver Caplin is a commercial barrister based in London, UK. His practice comprises marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance, international trade, dry shipping, energy, and jurisdiction disputes. He regularly appears in the Commercial Court in London, and arbitrations held in London and around the World.