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Marine Insurance: Law and Principles

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
James Davey
Academic year

Module overview

Marine insurance is the key device for the management of risk in international trade. London remains the leading global centre for its practice, covering risks from across the globe. Marine insurance contracts made under English law, and litigated and arbitrated in London, are vital to ensure the free flow of ships, cargo and crew required for trade to occur. Taught by a team of experts, this module provides a detailed study of the key legal principles on which those contracts are based and which differ significantly from the general rules of English contract law. The module will also provide comprehensive review of the changing nature of English marine insurance law, as the effects of the Insurance Act 2015 are felt within the industry.