The risks of driving without car insurance

Mike Smalley, Manager of Lyons Davidson’s in-house Investigation Team looks at the consequences of uninsured driving, including fines and scrapping of vehicles. There was a chaotic night on the roads 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

Family liaison officer seminar by road safety charity 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

Be prepared for winter driving conditions

The last two winters saw extremely difficult conditions for road users, with prolonged periods of sub-zero temperatures, and snow and ice covering most of the British Isles. Many road users Read more…

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Posted on Dec 6th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

What to do in an accident with a foreign vehicle

These days, it is hard to travel any distance on any road without passing a vehicle which is registered outside of the UK. Would you know what to do if Read more…

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Posted on Nov 11th, 2011 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

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

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

Uninsured driving hotspots

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