Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM120: General Principles of Insurance Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (10 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Peter Tyldesley (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This module covers all the basic principles of English contract law—insurable interest, disclosure and representations, warranties and other terms, claims and post-contractual good faith. As context to these principles, the module seeks to provide you with an understanding of the position of England within the international insurance marketplace and the practicalities of the business environment—covering issues such as agency, reinsurance, regulation and methods of dispute resolution. This module also provides you with an overview of the recent law reform process and the impact that the resulting changes are likely to have in the areas which they address.

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