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If an Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) insurance policy is entered into for a one-year period, but new ICAEW rules are implemented during the period of the policy, what version of the rules will be applied to any claims under the policy?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/01/2017

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  • If an Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) insurance policy is entered into for a one-year period, but new ICAEW rules are implemented during the period of the policy, what version of the rules will be applied to any claims under the policy?

An insurance policy is a contract and the normal rules of contract formation apply. This means that there must be offer, acceptance, consideration and the intention to create legal relations. For more information about contract formation, see Practice Note: General principles of insurance contract law.

With insurance policies, it is generally the case that the contract itself is reduced to writing and therefore any question as to the extent of the policy and its terms should be addressed in the first instance by checking the written policy terms.

The first question would appear to be whether or how the relevant professional body’s minimum term are incorporated into the policy. Such minimum terms could be incorporated eithe

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