Review of 2017 Insurance Law

Informa have published a review of 2017 Insurance law authored by Alison Padfield QC and Miles Harris.

The article considers some of the more important and interesting developments in insurance law, both case law and legislation, in 2017.  Short version available here.

In addition to high profile developments such as the decisions of the Supreme Court in AIG v Woodman and Gard Marine, the review focuses on particular aspects of a number of cases which may be less well known, and which contain one or more points of real interest or practical use to those involved in the daily application of insurance law.

Case law considered in the article includes:

  • AIG Europe Ltd v Woodman and Others [2017] UKSC 18; [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 209
  • AXA Vericherung AG v Arab Insurance Group [2017] EWCA Civ 96; [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 216
  • Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v China National Chartering Co Ltd (The Ocean Victory) [2017] UKSC 35; [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 291
  • Zurich Insurance plc v Maccaferri Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1302; [2017] Lloyd’s Rep IR 20

The full 28-page report is available to download for i-law insurance law package subscribers or can be purchased from

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