Insurance Contracts Act handbook

2 minute read  14.05.2024 Chern Tan

Our Handbook gives you the tools to navigate and simplify the complex legislative landscape, enabling you to fast track your work and deliver 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"

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"An excellent reference source"

In house lawyer, 'Big Four' Bank

The 12th edition of our market-leading Insurance Contracts Act Handbook – a reliable, trusted reference in the insurance sector for over 30 years – is available to order now.

Providing 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:

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

New in the 12th edition

Since our last edition, we have seen the continued rise of cases on the duty of utmost good faith under section 13 and an indication that the duty may not be as far-reaching as initially thought. Another key development is the increasing number of cases on notification of facts that might give rise to a claim under section 40(3). To help you navigate these developments, we delve into both of these topics, providing case facts and principles and a discussion of the practical implications.

The 12th Edition of the Insurance Contracts Act Handbook is now available to order in both hard copy and digital formats.

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What are the new developments in the 12th Edition? Navigation Show below Hide below

The latest edition of the Handbook contains new case law updates from 2021-2023.

This edition also delves into the surge in cases on the duty of utmost good faith under section 13 and the increasing number of cases on notification of facts that might give rise to a claim under section 40(3).

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The Handbook is available to purchase in the following formats:

  • a hardcopy, printed version for $180 (exclusive of GST and postage); and
  • a digital, online version for $100 (exclusive of GST).

The hardcopy, printed version and digital, online handbook can be purchased together for a special offer of $220 (exclusive of GST and postage).

Is it relevant to my role? Navigation Show below Hide below

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.

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. We also provide a dedicated user guide, in addition to the Ansarada website also has handy guides and resources to assist.