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

28 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2013 Last revised: 26 Aug 2013

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Christopher C. Chen

Singapore Management University School of Law

Date Written: January 31, 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

JEL Classification: K00, K12

Suggested Citation

Chen, Christopher C., Following English Footsteps? An Empirical Study of Singapore's Reported Insurance Judgments and Disputes between 1965 and 2012 (January 31, 2013). Singapore Management University School of Law Research Paper No. 19/2013 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2291805 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2291805

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