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Marine Insurance Legislation 4th Edition
Informa Law, February 2010
A comprehensive and fully updated annotation of the Marine Insurance Act 1906, setting out the authorities on which the legislation was based and the manner in which the legislation has been construed, with cross-references to the most recent Institute Clauses.
Key developments to this edition:
- The introduction of the International Hull Clauses in November 2003.
- There has also been a large number of decided cases, dealing with virtually every aspect of marine insurance law, including:
- utmost good faith.
- the role of brokers.
- the measurement of loss.
- the rights and obligations of the assured and the underwriters following a casualty.
- References have been added to the key cases from other common law jurisdictions, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore
The book sets out the text of English marine insurance legislation and the most important of the market clauses (the Institute Clauses) used in respect of marine policies written in the London Market.
The legislation is heavily annotated, with the operation of each section of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 explained and references given to the most important of the early cases upon which the sections are based.
There is also comprehensive annotation and explanation of cases decided under the sections of the 1906 Act, with cross-references to the Institute Clauses.
Who buys this book?
- P&I Clubs
- Postgraduate marine insurance students
Why you should buy Marine Insurance Legislation, 4th Edition:
- Provides a fully up-to-date marine insurance resource
- Comprehensively annotated
- Written by Professor Robert Merkin, a well respected and published expert in the fields of Insurance, Arbitration and Marine Insurance
"This is the definitive work of reference to marine insurance legislation post 2010 –including its formidable 39-page Table of Cases -- and therefore an indispensable addition to the well-stocked law library."
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers.
"There is no better exponent of the craft of annotation than Professor Merkin. For anyone with a professional or academic interest in marine insurance law this new edition is quite simply indispensible. A reference to it will always represent a very profitable first step."
The Journal of International Maritime Law, Volume 16, Issue 2, March-April 2010.
Professor Robert Merkin is Professor of Commercial Law at Southampton University. He is the author of a number of texts on insurance, reinsurance and arbitration law and his works have been cited in several High Court decisions in England together with a number of other jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia and the US Supreme Court.
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