The risks of driving without car insurance

There was a chaotic night on the roads in Bristol recently, when accidents closed two arterial routes resulting in four-hour journeys home from many commuters. Congestion like this is an Read more…

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Posted on Feb 1st, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Property damage amendments to MIB Untraced Drivers’ Agreement

A Supplementary Agreement has now been added to the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement 2003.   Previously, in order to pursue a claim for property damage under the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement, the claim Read more…

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Posted on Jul 19th, 2013 by Lyons Davidson

Changes to the MIB’s Untraced Drivers’ Agreement

Last year, as a result of the Fifth European Motor Directive, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau removed the £300 property damage excess for claims under the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement (where the Read more…

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Posted on Apr 12th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson

Motor insurance: beware of bogus insurance companies

A company called Aston Midshires Insurance is being investigated for fraud, following concerns raised by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) that drivers are using vehicles without valid insurance. For a Read more…

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Posted on Feb 13th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson

Family liaison officer seminar by Brake

Family liaison officer seminar by Brake

Towards the end of last year, the road safety charity Brake organised a seminar on the role of the police Family Liaison Officer. The event was sponsored by Lyons Davidson, Read more…

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Posted on Jan 6th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson

Mitigation, mitigation, mitigation

When a case handler is assessing financial losses in personal injury litigation, the starting point should always be to work out an amount that would put the claimant back into Read more…

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Posted on Sep 29th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

Civil Procedure Rules: Amendments

Rereading the Riot Act: compensation for riot damage

The latest round of amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules, which come into effect on 1 October, will be of interest to both claimants and defendants who are conducting litigation. Read more…

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Posted on Sep 28th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

The end of expert shopping for medical reports

Mixing drink with driving can be a lethal NYE Cocktail

Historically, it had always been assumed by claimant lawyers that, if their client instructed a particular expert but then did not want to rely on the content of that expert’s Read more…

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Posted on Sep 21st, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

Hotspots for uninsured driving

On 12 September, the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) revealed that the number of uninsured drivers in the United Kingdom has dropped by 25% over the last five years. The MIB Read more…

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Posted on Sep 12th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

Changes to the law for uninsured vehicles

As of 20 June this year, it is an offence to be the registered keeper of uninsured vehicles. This is a change from the previous offence of ‘driving when uninsured’. Read more…

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Posted on Sep 1st, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

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