Insurance Contracts Act handbook

2 minute read  16.04.2021 Chern Tan

With our Handbook, we aim to give you the tools you need to navigate and simplify a complicated legislative landscape, enabling you to fast track your work and lead you to successful outcomes.

"The Insurance Bible for all insurers. The concise natures of its content makes it a perfect go to reference on most occasions".

Head of Claims, Large Insurer.

"Great publication, the best on the market"

Claims Manager, Large insurer

"An excellent reference source"

In house lawyer, 'Big Four' Bank

The 11th edition of our market-leading Insurance Contracts Act Handbook – a reliable, trusted reference in the insurance sector for almost 30 years – is now available online.

Offering a practical overview of Australia's Insurance Contracts Act 1984, the latest edition of the Handbook captures all amendments to the Act as well as commentary on important case law developments over the past three years.

In the Handbook, we highlight and simplify the developments through a concise summary of case facts and principles, as well as outline some practical implications of the Act for those in the sector. The Handbook is designed to help you:

  • keep pace with the legislative and case law developments
  • navigate your day to day work, whether drafting a new policy and endorsements or assessing a claim.

Since our last edition, a major development in insurance contract law in Australia has been the introduction of Unfair Contract Terms (UCT) legislation.

The UCT provisions as they apply to insurance contracts have effect from 5 April 2021. We have included the UCT provisions and our commentary on them behind the Insurance Contracts Regulations 2017 (Cth).

 

“[The ICA Handbook is] an essential tool for mainstream industry participants”
The Honourable Justice Beazley AO, President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales (as she then was in April 2018), now the Governor of NSW.

The 11th Edition of the Insurance Contracts Act Handbook is now available to order in both hard copy and digital formats.

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FAQs

What are the new developments in the 11th Edition? Navigation Show below Hide below

The latest edition of the Handbook contains new case law updates from 2018-2020.

Since our last edition, a major development in insurance contract law in Australia has been the introduction of Unfair Contract Terms (UCT) legislation. The UCT provisions as they apply to insurance contracts have effect from 5 April 2021. We have included the UCT provisions and our commentary on them behind the Insurance Contracts Regulations 2017 (Cth).

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The Handbook is available to purchase in two formats:

  • a hardcopy, printed version for $150 (exclusive of GST and postage); and
  • a digital, online version for $75 (exclusive of GST)

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The Handbook is relevant to anyone who deals with insurance law in Australia, including in-house legal staff, underwriters, claims handling staff, brokers, insurance managers, judges and barristers.

What is the digital edition of the Handbook? Navigation Show below Hide below

The digital Handbook is an online subscription available on a MinterEllison hosted (secure) platform called 'Ansarada'. A digital subscription to the Handbook lets you digitally search, access publicly available case law via hyperlinks, access a series of resources produced by our team and view content on your mobile or tablet device. This is designed to help you use the Handbook in the ways you like to: frequently, spontaneously and as a trusted personal resource. The digital edition will be available as an online subscription until the next edition of our Handbook is released in 2023.

Can I download or print from the digital Handbook? Navigation Show below Hide below

Unfortunately, for security reasons the digital Handbook is unable to be downloaded or printed. It is available at all times via our MinterEllison hosted (secure) platform 'Ansarada'.

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The digital Handbook is a subscription service hosted on an online platform, so an internet connection is required to access it on your desktop. The digital Handbook can be accessed at any time via your mobile or tablet using 4G.

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Yes, we have IT support who can provide technical assistance during business hours. The Ansarada user guide is also a useful resource.

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