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This unit introduces students to the area of commercial liability insurance. Students will learn about underwriting management and claims-settling practices used in property insurance. Topics include: the areas of law that give rise to liabilities; the physical factors that affect the assessment of liability risks; the range of liability policy wordings and their interpretations, including public and product liability; umbrella and excess liability forms; workers' compensation; professional indemnity; and Directors' and Officers' liability; and finally the factors affecting the underwriting and claims handling of liability risks.
Written assignment 3000 words 30%, examination 3 hours 70%
Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.
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