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Duty of Utmost Good Faith

  • Haemala ThanasegaranEmail author
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Abstract

The duty of utmost good faith forms the cornerstone of insurance law codified in s17 of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 of the United Kingdom. It is a wide and all-encompassing duty that has arisen as a result of insurance contracts being uberrimae fidei in nature. This chapter examines the origin, meaning and juridical basis of the duty of utmost good faith; its applicability to non-marine insurance contracts in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Australia; its scope or continuing nature with respect to the insurer’s and insured’s obligations; and the recent legislative reforms in the area in the jurisdictions examined.

Keywords

Insurance Policy Good Faith Insurance Contract Proposal Form Marine Insurance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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