In commerce today there is an increasing need to manage risk posed by the fickle nature of global industries, economics and the environment in which many commercial enterprises contract and operate. Accordingly, there is an increasing need for lawyers in all fields to understand the nature and extent of insurable interests and claims and the operation of the law in relation to these interests and claims. This course aims to develop student's knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of insurance law in Australia and to develop student's skills in the resolution of commercial insurance disputes through a mediation process. The subject provides an overview of insurance law in Australia including an in depth analysis of the Commonwealth Insurance Contracts Act, Industrial Special Risk policies and the relevant common law. This subject also provides an overview of the allied industries and professions that assist in the insurance claims preparation and dispute resolution process. Prerequisites Bachelor of Laws students: 1031LAW Foundations of Law OR 1011LAW Law and the Modern State; 1029LAW Contracts 1 OR 1014LAW Contracts and Civil Obligations 1; 2021LAW Torts 1 OR 2013LAW Introduction to Torts. Prerequisites Juris Doctor students: Nil.
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