LAWS5891 Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines advanced concepts associated with general insurance as a risk transfer loss spreading arrangement. It includes analysis of the common law and relevant equitable principles and close examination of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cwlth), covering topics such as fraudulent claims, subrogation, double insurance and contribution.

This unit assumes knowledge of general insurance law and practice.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of complex, controversial and topical areas of general insurance law and practice
; (2) apply the necessary skills and tools to identify and analyse complex general insurance issues



; and (3) resolve complex general insurance issues practically and strategically, exercising sound professional and ethical judgment.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment and (2) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Greg Pynt
Contact hours
This unit will run 18-21 May. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
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