Recent development of insurance law at the hands of the appellate courts

Date21 November, 2018

Time 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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It is the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association Limited’s great pleasure to invite you to our next event. You may register online through this link [click here] payment will be made through the platform.

Lecture      : Recent development of insurance law at the hands of the appellate courts

Speaker                        : Peter MacDonald Eggers QC

Date and Time             : Wednesday, November 21, from 13:00 – 14:00. Registration from 12:30 onwards

Fee                             : $150 (Members);    $250 (Non-Members);   $100 (Students)

Venue                        : 11/F Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central

Lunch                         : Light lunch will be provided

RSVP                         : Please register online (link above).  Places may be limited.

CPD                           : 1 CPD point has been granted by the Law Society of Hong Kong

*** CPD accreditation from the Law Society has been applied for. *** 

Lecture Synopsis

Peter MacDonald Eggers QC will review more than a dozen recent decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal on insurance law with a view to considering whether there is a pattern of approach by the appellate courts to the development of insurance law. The cases to be considered include:

  • Axa Insurance v Financial Claims Solutions (2018) – fraudulent claims
  • The Atlantic B (2018) – marine insurance exclusion clauses
  • The Renos (2018) – constructive total losses
  • Ted Baker v Axa (2017) – conditions precedent and estoppel
  • Gard Marine v China National Chartering (2017) – subrogation
  • Maccaferri v Zurich (2017) – conditions precedent
  • Impact Funding Solutions v Barrington (2016) – insurance exclusions

Speaker Background

Peter MacDonald Eggers QC is a “very user-friendly and commercial barrister” who specialises in all aspects of commercial law, with a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance, shipping and transport, energy, commodities and international trade, financial services, professional negligence, and international investment projects. Peter also accepts appointments to act as an arbitrator. Peter has appeared in a number of recent leading cases, including recently The Cultural Foundation v Beazley Furlonge Ltd (professional indemnity insurance), Aspen Underwriting v Kairos Shipping (insurance settlement, jurisdiction); The Cape Bari (1976 Limitation Convention), Suez Fortune Investments Ltd v Talbot Underwriting Ltd (constructive total loss), Rathbone Brothers Plc v Novae Corporate Underwriting (professional indemnity insurance), The Princess of the Stars (liability insurance and typhoon), Sea Glory Maritime Co v Al Sagr National Insurance Co (hull insurance), Arash Shipping v Groupama (Iranian sanctions and fleet insurance) and Masefield v Amlin (piracy). In May 2017, Peter was appointed a Deputy Judge of the High Court.

Peter is a Visiting Professor at University College London and is a contributing editor of Chitty on Contracts, co-author of Carver on Charterparties, and is the author of Good Faith and Insurance Contracts, Deceit: The Lie of the Law, and The Vitiation of Contractual Consent.

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