Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law

Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law


From: Monday July 17, 2023, 12:00 am

To: Thursday July 20, 2023, 12:00 am

Course Overview:
This four-day intensive course requires students to read papers on seven introductory topics before the course proper gets underway. The course proper consists of another 14 topics (also the subject of papers) which examine key concepts associated with general insurance as a risk transfer loss spreading arrangement, including analysis of the common law and relevant equitable principles and close examination of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth), covering topics such as the duty of utmost good faith pre- and post-contract, causation, subrogation and double insurance and contribution. Presentations and tutorial discussion will focus on areas of interest because of their complexity, controversy or topicality.

The course will be taught intensively using a combination of presentations by interstate and local leading insurance practitioners/academics with tutorial and whole group discussion of each topic. It will be taught by Greg Pynt (Barrister, Perth), Ian Enright (Chairman of the Australian College of Insurance Studies, Sydney), Fred Hawke (Consultant, Clayton Utz, Melbourne), Mark Doepel (Partner, Sparke Helmore, Sydney) together with local presenters and tutorial facilitators, all faculty members of the Australian College of Insurance Studies.

Available CPD points:
For attendance at this short course, practitioners are entitled to up to 6 CPD points. The CPD rules differ for jurisdictions outside Western Australia and if you are outside Western Australia, we recommend that you check with your local relevant authority whether you can claim any CPD points.

For more information, see the ACIS website:

CPD enrolment is via the UWA Law School Eventbrite page:






University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009

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