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Insurance Law for the Construction Industry, Second Edition

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Insurance Law for the Construction Industry, provides a detailed and practical treatment of all insurance issues which may be encountered in the course of construction projects. The text offers practical solutions to all the problems likely to be encountered when negotiating construction contracts, insurance policies or insurance claims. It contains thorough guidance on the types of policies likely to be encountered and the requirements of all major standard form contracts.

Questions of insurance arise in virtually all constructions cases. Providing a much-needed guide to the complex interface between insurance law and construction projects, this fully revised and updated second edition of Insurance Law for the Construction Industry will be of practical everyday use. Written by an experienced team of practising solicitors from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, this work combines an overview of the relevant insurance law with the specific detail specialists will require. New to the Second edition is

  • Expanded coverage of case law offers expert analysis of significant decisions, particularly in relation to specific insurance policies
  • Increased discussion of topics of international interest, such as mining and tunnelling
  • A dedicated companion website allows readers to keep up-to-date with recent developments: www.rpc.co.uk/books

Readership: This book will appeal to contract managers negotiating construction contracts and provide a reference tool to brokers and insurers dealing with the interface of insurance and the construction industry.

Edited by: Robert Hogarth, Alexandra Anderson, and Simon Goldring

  • Robert Hogarth is the senior partner of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP. Robert read law at Magdalen College, Oxford and, after qualifying as a solicitor in 1978, he specialised in professional indemnity insurance, with an increasing focus on the insurance of construction and engineering. Robert has a busy construction law practice, acting for contractors, employers, consultants and insurers across a wide range of construction-related disputes. Robert is a member of and an accredited adjudicator with TeCSA.
  • Alexandra Anderson is a partner at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, where she practices in construction and engineering, insurance and real estate. Alexandra is an insurance lawyer with particular expertise in both construction and surveyors' claims. Alexandra is a regular speaker and author on a wide range of topics affecting both construction professionals and surveyors.
  • Simon Goldring is a partner at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, working in the insurance team and is a recognised expert in resolving insurance law disputes.

ISBN: 9780199662906

Publishers: Oxford University Press | Second Edition  March 2013

Format: Hardback, 560 pages | 246x171mm

Insurance Law for the Construction Industry is divided into four clear sections for ease of reference. It begins with an 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 how insurance is distributed and regulated. The many strands of insurance law are expertly drawn together to provide an excellent point of reference for all those working in this sector.


  • 1: Introduction
  • PART I: PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE LAW  2: General Insurance Principles  3: Composite Policies  4: Claims
  • PART II: SPECIFIC POLICIES  5: Introduction to Specific Policies  6: Project and Contractor's all-Risks  7: Latent (Inherent) Defects Policies  8: Consultant's' Professional Indemnity  9: Consultants' Professional Indemnity for Engineers  10: Design and Build Professional Indemnity Insurance  11: Consultants' Professional Indemnity Insurance for Surveryors  12: Product Liability Insurance Policies  13: Product Recall, Product Guarantee  14: Employer's Liability Policies  15: D&O Insurance  16: Premises Pollution Liability Insurance  17: Captive Insurance
  • PART III: INSURANCE OBLIGATIONS IN STANDARD FORM CONTRACTS  18: Standard Forms Building Contracts: Introduction  19: Standard Forms Building Contracts  20: Standard Form Subcontracts  21: Standard Form Professional Appointments
  • PART IV: MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES  22: VAT  23: Third Parties Act 1930  24: Insurance Distribution and Regulation  25: Collateral Warranties  26: Professional Liabilities in Tort  27: Future Changes in Insurance Law

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