Dr Nicholas Bevan

Dr Nicholas Bevan

Wednesday, 5 August 2015


I am thrilled to be invited back to present motor liability training for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers in Belfast on 29 January 2016.

Major reforms to motor insurers’ liability and MIB claims
·         The New Uninsured Drivers Agreement 2015: a job half done
o    Uninsured Drivers Agreement (Northern Ireland) 2002 due to be replaced
o    Major beneficial procedural changes obscure numerous irregularities
o    Still plenty of unlawful exclusions and restrictions, new terrorism exclusion
o    Gaps in cover & worrying appeal procedure
o    Legacy challenges

·         The Untraced Drivers Agreement (Northern Ireland) 2004
o    Yet more revisions to shore up a fundamentally flawed and unfair regime
o    Which provisions can be successfully challenged
o    MIB plans for a new agreement

·         Motor Insurer’s liability
o    Part VIII Road Traffic (NI) Order 1981 due for major rewrite, post Vnuk
o    Flaws in the Rights Against Insurers Regulations 2002
o    Misuse of art 98A declarations
o    The Deregulation Act 2015, making it easier to cancel policies
o    Insurance Act 2015, restricting insurers ability to avoid liability
o    Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012
o    The case for wider reform

·         Why a working knowledge of European law is essential
o    EU law bright line standards of minimum compensatory protection made simple
o    Raising successful legal challenges

General liability update
o    Supreme Court clarification on contributory negligence
o    Standards of care: children, pedestrians, emergency vehicles
o    Continued use and misuse of ex turpi causa
o    New test for sufficiency of inspections in claims against highway authorities
o    Primary liability scenarios
o    Credit hire and repair claims
o    Accidents abroad in Europe

Feedback from previous motor claims training

Nick is a brilliant and enthusiastic speaker’  ‘Nick made a rather dry and technical subject understandable and, dare I say it, fun’  ‘The course notes are superb’

Please click on the image below to book online using the APIL website


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