Dr Nicholas Bevan

Dr Nicholas Bevan

Wednesday, 5 August 2015


It is wonderful to be invited by the Jersey Personal Injury and Medicolegal Society to return to Jersey to present a full day of comparative law analysis on motor liability issues.  This will take place on Friday 5 February 2016.

I plan the following programme:

Session 1: Third party cover as ‘made in Britain’                                       (9.30 to 11.00)
·         The social policy innovations of 1930 and 1945
o    The third party motor insurance requirement
o    The Motor Insurers Bureau
o    The MIB Agreements
·         New European law imports
o    Progressive imposition of consistent standards for third party cover
o    Three directives, 1972, 1985 and 1990
o    Five key European law cases
o    Three core EU law principles on motor insurance
o    Three core EU law principles on the compensating body
o    The engines of change: 3 European law remedies
·         Imperfect implementation: over 50 UK infringements of EU law
·         The new Uninsured Drivers Agreement 2015; a job half done...
·         More reform on the horizon

Session 2: Comparative law implications for Jersey                                 (11.15 – 12.00)
·         Motor Traffic (TPI) (Jersey) law 1948
·         Uninsured Drivers Agreement 2000
·         Untraced Drivers Agreement 2005
·         The indirect impact of European law on Jersey

Session 3: Case study workgroups                                                              (12.00 – 1.00)
·         An interactive case work session.
o    Case scenarios will be used to illustrate the different outcomes

Lunch break

Session 4: Update on the common law                                                       (14.00 – 15.30)
·         Contributory negligence and the Law Reform (MP)(Jersey) Law 1940
o    Important Supreme Court ruling
·         The criminality defence: ex turpi causa non orator actio
o    Further guidance from the Court of Appeal
·         General case law update on liability
Session 5: Delegates choice                                                                         (16.00 – 17.00)
o    More cases and news, or
o    A comparative law discussion on
§  Geographic and technical scope of third party cover
§  The amount and extent of third party cover
§  Exceptions and exclusions to third party cover
§  The civil justice reforms of 2013

To book a place please download the booking form from the JPIMS website.  Link

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