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Insurance Law for the Construction Industry

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Insurance Law for the Construction Industry provides comprehensive coverage of the issues involving insurance encountered in the process of construction. It gives practical answers to all the problems likely to be encountered when negotiating construction contracts, insurance policies orinsurance claims.This book is divided into four clear sections for ease of reference. It begins with a clear exposition of the principles of insurance law and then describes in detail the typical clauses found in insurance policies, the policies to be taken out by standard form construction contracts and howinsurance is distributed and regulated. It draws together the many strands of insurance law providing an excellent point of reference for those working in this sector.Questions of insurance arise in virtually all cases and as such this book will be of practical every day use to both the contentious and non-contentious lawyer. Written by an experienced team of practising solicitors from Reynolds Chamber Porterlain, this work combines both an overview of therelevant insurance law with the specific detail specialists will require.

Author Biography

Robert Hogarth read law at Magdalen College, Oxford. After qualifying as a solicitor in 1978 he specialised in professional indemnity insurance, with an increasing focus on construction and engineering. In recent years the focus has become construction for clients including contractors and employers as well as insurers. Robert is a member of and an accredited adjudicator with TeCSA.

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Introductionp. 1
Principles of Insurance Law
General Insurance Principlesp. 7
Composite Policies, Warranties, Terms, and Conditionsp. 51
Claimsp. 85
Specific Policies
Introduction to Specific Policiesp. 151
Project and Contractors' All-Risks and Public Liability Insurance Policiesp. 153
Latent (Inherent) Defects Policiesp. 215
Consultants' Professional Indemnity Insurance for Architectsp. 227
Consultants' Professional Indemnity Insurance for Engineersp. 247
Design and Build Professional Indemnity Insurancep. 269
Consultants' Professional Indemnity Insurance for Surveyorsp. 307
Product Liability Insurance Policiesp. 329
Product Recall, Product Guarantee, and Financial Loss Insurance Policiesp. 353
Employer's Liability Policiesp. 365
Directors' & Officers' (D&O) Insurancep. 383
Premises Pollution Liability Insurancep. 403
Captive Insurancep. 411
Insurance Obligations in Standard form Contracts
Standard Form Building Contracts: Introductionp. 419
Standard Form Building Contractsp. 423
Standard Form Subcontractsp. 465
Standard Form Professional Appointmentsp. 491
Miscellaneous Issues
Value Added Tax (VAT)p. 501
Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930p. 505
Insurance Distribution and Regulationp. 515
Collateral Warrantiesp. 543
Professional Liabilities in Tortp. 547
Future Changes in Insurance Lawp. 559
Indexp. 567
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