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The second edition of Insurance Law: Doctrines and Principles published six years after the widely acclaimed first edition,builds on the reputation of the first edition by offering a detailed examination of the developing law of insurance, combining exposition of the law with critical analysis. The book is designed with the needs of the typical undergraduate in mind, while also providing the essential framework for those studying insurance law at postgraduate level. The text is enhanced by extensive citations to case law and academic commentaries, making the book ideal for students, scholars and practitioners alike. This new edition has been substantially restructured to complement the authors Insurance Law: Cases and Materials (Hart Publishing, 2004). The book is divided into two parts. Part I considers the regulation of insurance business and the general principles underlying the law of insurance contracts. Part II examines the way in which these principles are shaped by the particular insurance context in which they operate. Insurance law is a rapidly developing subject and this edition takes account of the many significant judicial and statutory developments. The book is readable and authoritative, with a sound grasp of the realities of insurance practice; it is well sourced and generous with supplementary points. A welcome addition to the writing team is Rob Merkin, Lloyds Law Reports Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Southampton, who has contributed new chapters on reinsurance and conflicts of law. The first edition was cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada in Oldfield v Transamerica Life Insurance Co of Canada (2002). "Lowry & Rawlings is a welcome addition to the ranks of insurance law textbooks and a serious contender for the student readership in this field." Nicholas Legh-Jones QC, Lloyds Maritime Commercial Law Quarterly "I recommend the book for undergraduate use, and as a starting point for postgraduate use. The book is well written and full of clear explanations of a difficult field of the law." Neil Campbell, Law Quarterly Review "...can be warmly recommended for purchase or use by lecturers and students in the subject." Dennis Dowding, The Law Teacher "a very useful text on insurance law eminently readable, good and critical it is clearly a text of the highest calibre." Reuben Hasson, Canadian Business Law Journal

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841135403
ISBN-10: 1841135402
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 170mm x 26mm)
Pages: 518
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - John Lowry

John Lowry LLB, LLM, FRSA, is Professor of Law at University College London. Philip Rawlings PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at University College London.

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