Statutory Control of Misleading Silence

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The paper explored the work of the United Kingdom Law Commissions in restricting the significance of misleading silence in three pieces of UK legislation: the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012, the Insurance Act 2015 and the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014. This restriction of disclosure requirements is unusual for legislation, it was suggested, but the policy reasons for taking that unusual approach were set out in detail. Whether the legislation has had the desired effects in practice is however difficult to assess, although the silence about the operation of the 2012 Act can probably be taken as an indicator of success.
Period19 Sept 2019
Event titleMisleading Silence
Event typeWorkshop
LocationMelbourne, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational