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P & I Clubs: Law and Practice


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P & I Clubs: Law and Practice

P&I Clubs Law and Practice 4th edition is a detailed but easy-to-follow account of the constitution, workings and daily practice of mutual and indemnity clubs. Designed to be a practical reference source for anyone who is in any way involved with mutual insurance, it offers comprehensive guidance on the complex area of P&I Clubs.

The new 4th edition has been fully revised and updated since the last edition was written in 1999. New areas emphasised in the 4th edition include:

  • Piracy
  • Charterers' liability insurance
  • Defence Cover
  • Disputes concerning the Inter-Club Agreement
  • Enforceability of arbitration agreements in the Club's Rules.
  • The Clubs' obligation to, (i) make direct payments under certificates, (ii) pay death/personal injury claims in the event of a Member's insolvency, and (iii) responsibility for indivisible personal injury claims.

It also covers recent major legislative and related developments such as (i) the entry into force of the Bunker Convention, (ii) SCOPIC 2000, (iii) Directive 2009/20/EC of the European Parliament on the Insurance of Shipowners for Maritime Claims ("Insurance Directive") and (iv) the proposed changes to the Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930.