“Those leading principles which may be considered the common law of the sea, and the common law of merchants, which he found prevailing across the commercial world, and to which every question of insurance was easily referrable. Hence the great celebrity of his judgments, and hence the respect they command in foreign countries”
By the 19th century membership of Lloyd’s was regulated and in 1871, the Lloyd’s Act was passed, establishing the corporation of Lloyd’s to act as a market place for members, or “Names”. And in the early part of the twentieth century, the collective body of general insurance law was codified in 1906 into the Marine Insurance Act 1906, with the result that, since that date, marine and non-marine insurance law have diverged, although fundamentally based on the same original principles.
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