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, Lloyd's Law Reports Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Southampton, who has contributed new chapters on reinsurance and conflicts of law.
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.