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COMPENSATION: Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement 2015

27 November 2015  

A new motor insurance agreement has come into force after a government consultation. Andrew Baker reports on the implications

Since September 2014 there have been a series of significant developments in respect of motor insurance. Firstly the European Court of Justice handed down judgment in Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav dd [2014], the full implications of which are still being assessed so far as UK law is concerned. In the final days of the last Parliament, came the Deregulation Act 2015 which removed any legal significance applying to the issue and surrender of motor insurance certificates from 30 June 2015 onwards. (See the Deregulation Act 2015 (Commencement No 1 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2015 and the Deregulation Act 2015 (Commencement No 1 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Amended) Order 2015). Finally, less than a week later on 3 July 2015, came the signing of a new Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement and a Supplemental Agreement to the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement 2003. This followed on from a government consultation on updating both the 1999 and 2003 agreements.

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    AXN and others v Worboys and Inceptum Insurance Co Ltd [2012] EWHC 1730 (QB)

    Barnard v Sully (1931) 47 TLR 557

    Bristol Alliance Limited Partnership v Williams and EUI Limited [2011] EWHC 1657 (QB)

    Delaney v Pickett and Tradewise Insurance Services Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1532

    Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport [2015] EWCA Civ 172

    Francovich and Bonifaci v Italian Republic [1991] ECR I-5375

    Gurtner v Circuit [1968] 2 QB 587

    McCall v Poulton and the MIB [2008] EWCA Civ 1263

    Mete v AXA Insurance UK plc: Bayraz v Acromas Insurance Co Ltd (2014) unreported, Central London County Court, Recorder Andrew Lydiard QC, 6 February

    Monk v Warbey [1935] 1 KB 75

    Phillips v Rafiq and the MIB [2007] EWCA Civ 74

    C-162/13 Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav dd [2014] European Court of Justice (Third Chamber), 4 September

    White v White [2001] UKHL 9

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