Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance, a comprehensive guide to utmost good faith, indemnity, subrogation, contribution, insurable interest and proximate cause, was launched in Melbourne today at the Midway Club, the 40-year-old club for insurance executives.

The author, LMI Group’s Managing Director, Dr Allan Manning, explained that over 750 hours of research went into the book and, the same day it was sent to the printer, the Australian Government introduced the new Insurance Contracts Bill into parliament for its first reading. This required the withdrawal of the book from the printer and a further 100 hours of research and re-writes. However, the revised book is now fully up-to-date with the changes brought by the new Act once it is passed.

Mannings Six Principles of General Insurance is the latest in a series of practical text books on insurance written by Dr Manning. This publication covers the development of each of the principles at common law, changes made by contract and, changes made by Australian legislation by way of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984.

Copies of this new book can be purchased online at

Several other texts are currently underway and will be launched during 2011.