LAWS341-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Insurance Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 July 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 13 October 2017


The main principles of insurance law with specific reference to life and property insurance.

This course aims to provide a sound understanding of the key principles of insurance law.  It will examine the nature, formation, construction and interpretation of an insurance contract; the insured’s duty of good faith and the effect of misstatements.  It will also examine key aspects of the insurer’s rights and obligations when a claim is made by the insured including: determining whether a loss is covered under the terms of the insurance contract; whether it falls within exclusion clauses in the contract; the effect of a deliberate loss; fraudulent claims; the measure of indemnity; and rights of subrogation.  Reference will be made to issues arising out of the Christchurch earthquakes where relevant.


(i) LAWS101; and (ii) LAWS110


LAWS327 before 2005


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Henry Holderness


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Take Home Test 1 25 Aug 2017 40%
Take Home Test 2 20 Oct 2017 60%

Assessment may be by way of a mid-term essay or test (worth 40%) and a final take home test (worth 60%).

The assessment for this course will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $775.00

International fee $3,525.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS341 Occurrences

  • LAWS341-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017