This concise and accessible guide to reinsurance law is an easy-to-read specialist reference focusing solely on reinsurance. Every aspect of the core and subsidiary principles of reinsurance law are covered beginning with an investigation of the definition, purpose, and types of reinsurance.
Guidance is given on contractual principles and terms in the reinsurance context, obligations, rights and liabilities of the reinsurer, and the choice of law. With usability and practicality in mind, a number of aspects have been further developed in this edition. There is an increased depth of analysis in addressing 'Follow the Settlements', incorporation, non-disclosure, misrepresentation, and the role of good faith in reinsurance contracts. The new
edition also addresses the consequences of the Insurance Act 2015 and recent cases on reinsurance arbitration - particularly the appointment of arbitrators and their duties. This book is both practical and authoritative, and is successful in isolating the key issues in reinsurance law to provide an easy and reliable reference source. It is a must-have work for all reinsurance practitioners.
About the Author
Colin Edelman, QC, Barrister, Devereux Chambers, Andrew Burns, QC, Barrister, Devereux Chambers Colin Edelman QC is a barrister in practice at Devereux Chambers in London. Having graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, he was called to the Bar in 1977 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1995. He was Head of Chambers 2002-2011 and was elected a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2003. His practice ispredominantly in the fields of insurance, reinsurance and professional negligence and he is often appointed as an arbitrator in insurance and reinsurance disputes. He is chairman of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund. Andrew Burns QC is a barrister and mediator specialising in insurance, reinsurance, employment and injunctions at Devereux Chambers in London. He has regularly appeared as advocate in the Dubai International Financial Centre Court. He studied at Downing College, Cambridge, was called to the Bar in1993 and became a Queen's Counsel in 2015. He was appointed a Crown Court Recorder in 2009, Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Guildford in 2018 and a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2019.