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Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele


Aims to fill a significant gap in the general understanding of the law of obligations, by focusing on the place of insurance within it. Argues that the majority of academic obligations lawyers have little knowledge of insurance law in its own right, and that the amount of discussion directed to insurance is disproportionately tiny in relation to the impact of insurance and insurance law on the law of obligations and more broadly. Seeks to address this lack of coverage by exploring the multiple influences of insurance in the law of obligations, and the nature and impact of insurance law as an i ... More

Keywords: Insurance, Contract, Tort, Obligations, Liability, Recoverability, Formalism, Contextualism, Risk Allocation, Risk Pooling, Risk Spreading, Responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199645749
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rob Merkin, author
Professor of Law, University of Exeter; Consultant, Norton Rose Fulbright

Jenny Steele, author
Professor of Law, York Law School, University of York