Insurance Claims in New Zealand
Insurance Claims in New Zealand is a rigorous and complete presentation of the law relating to how insurance claims are made and assessed in New Zealand. This text is an indispensable resource for those working with and advising on insurance claims.
Insurance claims are the reason why the insurance industry exists. In this comprehensive work, authors Chris Boys and Paul Michalik put claims at the heart of their analysis of insurance law in New Zealand.
Insurance Claims in New Zealand is a rigorous and complete presentation of the law relating to how insurance claims are made and assessed in New Zealand. The authors examine issues arising at every level in the process, from determining the validity of the policy and resolving issues of coverage and exclusion, to assessing the quantum of the loss or damage to be paid.
This text is an indispensable resource for those working with and advising on insurance claims.
• Written by expert New Zealand-based professionals
• A law practitioner’s resource, focussing on the nuts and bolts
• Portable and easy access to relevant guidance
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Table of contents
1. Overview and general principles of Insurance law
3. Introduction to claims
4. Responding to a claim
5. Proving the loss
7. Quantum and Assessing the Claim
8. Avoidance for non-disclosure
9. Non-payment of claims
10. Joint and composite insurance/insuring multiple interests
12. Double insurance
14. Insurance intermediaries- agents and brokers
15. Issues in particular contracts of insurance
16. Complaints resolution schemes
17. The Courts
18. The Earthquake Commission Act 1993
19. The Accident Compensation Act 2001