LAWS5890 Insurance Claims and Dispute Resolution

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Gregory Pynt
Contact hours
This unit is delivered intensively.
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