4th Edition

Miller's Marine War Risks

    334 Pages
    by Informa Law from Routledge

    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.

    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

    6. War

    7. Civil War

    8. Revolution, Rebellion, Insurrection . . .

    9. . . . Or Civil Strife Arising Therefrom . . .

    10. . . . Or any Hostile Act by or Against a Belligerent Power

    11. Capture

    12. Seizure

    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

    20. Piracy

    21. Confiscation and Expropriation

    22. Sue and Labour

    23. Exclusions

    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

    30. Containers

    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.