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The Modern Law of Marine Insurance

Volume Four, 1st Edition

Edited by Rhidian Thomas

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306 pages

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This latest and fourth volume in the series comprises ten contributions written by an expert team of academics and practitioners and which collectively analyse and expound many of the contemporary legal issues and debates in the law and practice of marine insurance. Some of the contributions touch upon areas of the law which will be amended by the Insurance Act 2015, and provide an insight to the future changes in the law. The topics covered are


  • An assessment of the Marine Insurance Act 1906
  • Construction of marine policies
  • Litigating against brokers – the measure of damages
  • Co-insurance and leading underwriter clauses
  • Duties of good faith of insurers and reinsurers
  • Assured right to interest when a policy is avoided
  • The impact of The Cendor MOPU on the Institute Cargo Clauses
  • Fraudulent claims
  • Aspects of Subrogation
  • Conflict of laws in light of the recast Brussels I Regulation


This book is essential reading for maritime lawyers, brokers and insurance market practitioners, academics, and companies associated with the marine insurance markets worldwide.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Marine Insurance Act 1906 – Magnificent Achievement or Monstrous Aberration by Professor Robert Merkin QC & Professor Sarah Derrington Chapter 2: New Parameters in Construing Insurance Contracts by Professor Baris Soyer Chapter 3: The Negligent Broker: Three Problems in the Assessment of Damages by Professor Andrew Tettenborn Chapter 4: Co-Insurance and Leading Underwriter Clauses by Professor Emeritus D.Rhidian Thomas Chapter 5: The Insurer’s Obligations of Good Faith and the Insurance Bill 2014-15 by Christopher Hancock QC Chapter 6: The Fraudulent Claims Principle: The Mental Element by Claire Blanchard QC Chapter 7: The Insured’s Right to Interest when the Premium is Rendered Following the Avoidance of an Insurance Contract by David Foxton QC Chapter 8: The Impact of The Cendor MOPU on The Institute Cargo Clauses By John Dunt & William Melbourne Chapter 9: The Place of Subrogation in Insurance Law: The Deceptive Depths of a Difficult Doctrine by Peter Macdonald Eggers QC Chapter 10: The Effectiveness of an English Jurisdiction Agreement in a Marine Insurance Policy and Settlement Agreement of Claims under that Policy by Professor Yvonne Baatz

About the Editor

Professor Rhidian Thomas is an Emeritus Professor of Maritime Law at Swansea University, and is the Founding Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law.

About the Series

Maritime and Transport Law Library

For academics and practitioners alike, our Maritime and Transport law library offers cutting edge research titles on the whole spectrum of transport law, including shipping, aviation, rail and road. Our authors come from the premier maritime institutions, law firms and chambers across the world and are among the leaders in their fields.

With key texts including the annual conference papers from the prestigious Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, as well as authoritative and comprehensive texts such as David Glass’ Freight Forwarding and Multi-Modal Transport Contracts Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard’s Modern Maritime Law.


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Subject Categories

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