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MIB – new agreements

In January, the MIB published a new Untraced Drivers Agreement, and a revised version of its Uninsured Drivers Agreement, with the changes coming into effect on 1 March 2017.

The MIB is, of course, a consortium that is owned by the motor insurance industry; it therefore has every interest in limiting the scope of those agreements. That no doubt explains why it has proved so difficult to get the MIB to change its agreements to fully conform with EU standards. Claimant lawyers will see these latest changes as a half-hearted compliance, with the MIB using astute drafting to limit its liability (a note in the NLJ refers to ‘fiendishly clever and devious draftsmanship’).

The NLJ article claims that the new agreements ‘contain serious breaches of victims’ rights conferred under European law’. The points are too technical to explore here, but are discussed in a series of NLJ articles beginning in [2017] NLJ 3 March 6.

 

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