LAWS5890 Insurance Claims and Dispute Resolution
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit is a structured and comprehensive approach to insurance claims handling, from commencement of a claim on an insurance policy until its resolution. Topics covered include: claim to dispute, internal dispute resolution (IDR), external dispute resolution (EDR), litigation, civil litigation procedures relevant to insurance disputes and duties owed by a lawyer when acting for an insured party on the instructions of an insurer.
- Students are able to (1) analyse claims, demonstrating a sound knowledge of the end-to-end process of insurance claims handling; (2) apply the required skills and employ the necessary tools to manage and resolve claims fairly, practically and strategically; and (3) exercise professional and ethical judgment in the handling of claims.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignments and (2) test. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
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