- D Fox, D FoxProfessor of Common Law, University of Edinburgh
- RJC Munday, RJC MundayReader Emeritus in Law, University of Cambridge
- B Soyer, B SoyerProfessor of Commercial and Maritime Law, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University
- AM TettenbornAM TettenbornChair in Law, Swansea University
- and PG TurnerPG TurnerVisiting Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School
This chapter deals with the principles of insurance law. First, the chapter explains how insurance works, with a particular focus on insurable interest, the statutes that govern insurance contracts, and the power of the Financial Conduct Authority to authorise persons wishing to conduct business as insurers. The chapter then considers how an insurance contract is formed and goes on to describe the content and interpretation of the contract. It also discusses the liability and rights of the insurer before concluding with an analysis of marine insurance and insurance claims.