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CHAPTER 7 Insurance

Professional Negligence in Construction

Page 139 CHAPTER 7 Insurance Insurance Introduction 139 Section A: summary 139 Section B: the contract of insurance 141 Section C: key aspects 144 The proposal 144 Notification 146 Claims and aggregation 148 Admissions 149 Disputes 149 Section D: third-party rights 150 Introduction 7.1 Arguably the most important contract which any construction professional will enter into is its (annual) agreement for professional indemnity insurance. This form of insurance protects the construction professional against the consequences of claims against it for negligent breaches of duty.

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