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This course provides an advanced analysis of law and policy covering general insurance. The insurance industry has undergone unprecedented levels of economic and legal reform, as well as rapid convergence with, and sometimes divergence from, other financial services. This course studies the mix of case law and statutory regulation (including codes) that makes up contemporary insurance law. Note that the course does not cover life insurance or health insurance.

Main Topics

  • Key insurance concepts
  • Insurance risk management
  • Insurance contract - contract formation and conditions
  • Non-disclosure and misrepresentation
  • Insurance contract - exclusions
  • Remedies under s54 Insurance Contracts Act
  • Directors and officers liability insurance
  • Commercial property and industrial special risks insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Regulation structure
  • Prudential regulation
  • Financial services licensing
Faculty Faculty of Law
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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