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Our specialist motor insurance team is recognised for its proven track record across all types of claims handling, advising on matters ranging from fixed fee claims, small and fast track litigation, fraud and low velocity impact, large and catastrophic injury, through to subrogated recovery schemes, criminal prosecutions and police interviews, legal expense insurance schemes, road traffic accident claims, credit hire and inquests.
With over 30 years’ experience, working for some of the industry's leading insurers, our approach is distinctively direct, innovative and authentic. Our motor claims experts work with you to underpin your claims process with a clear strategy and strong supply chain management.
The government's planned reforms of whiplash claims have successfully been brought forward in the Civil Liability Act. Our team of experts will offer a unique view and help you prepare for the changes and outline the behaviours that are already emerging.
In November DWF commented on the draft report on the Motor Insurance Directive (2009/103/EC "MID") of the Internal Market Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) produced by Rapporteur Dita Charanzová. This month the proposals have been voted on and approved by the full Parliament. Amy Jeffs reviews recent developments.
In 2017 we reported on the Court of Appeal decision in Cameron v Hussain. Today the Supreme Court handed down the hotly anticipated judgment in the appeal of that decision. The Supreme Court upheld the insurer's appeal, reversing the Court of Appeal decision. The judgment, which discusses principles of justice and procedure, will be welcomed by insurers, in reasserting the division of responsibility for payment of compensation between insurers and the MIB within the compulsory insurance regime, a regime which the Supreme Court indicated was fit for purpose in addressing any gaps in compensation. Amy Jeffs and Charlie Mahoney explain today's findings and why the claimant should have brought her claim against the Motor Insurers' Bureau.
Following the important decision of Coulson J at first instance in Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd in February of this year (which we considered in an earlier article), the eagerly awaited Court of Appeal decision following S&T (UK) Ltd's appeal has now been handed down.
Claims Portal have released their data for the month of October which shows that despite the Civil Liability Bill obtaining its Third Reading and moving towards Royal Assent via Ping Pong on 20 November, new claims volumes remain resilient.
A review of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2018