Title

Following English Footsteps? An Empirical Study of Singapore's Reported Insurance Judgments and Disputes between 1965 and 2012

Publication Type

Presentation

Publication Date

11-2013

Abstract

This article presents an empirical study of the development of Singapore’s insurance contract law in relation to English law. The gene of Singapore’s insurance law is very English. The empirical data show a lack of momentum in driving insurance law forward by case law. This may justify further legislative reform to address not only the known doctrinal issues inherited from English law but also the specific problems facing consumer insurance. Singapore’s competitiveness in the global insurance market will be an instrumental factor to determine how far Singapore continues to follow English law in the future.

Keywords

insurance law, Singapore, legal transplant, common law, empirical study, law reform

Discipline

Asian Studies | Common Law | Insurance Law

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

2013 MCU Cross-Strait and International Conference on Financial and Banking Law, 23-24 November 2013, Taipei

City or Country

Taipei, Taiwan

Additional URL

http://hq.ssrn.com/submissions/MyPapers.cfm?partid=1582025

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