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Andrew Ritchie QC wins a case against the MIB based on significant changes in the Road Traffic Act 1988 providing hope for members of the public

A Claimant applied to the MIB for compensation under the Untraced Drivers Agreement 2003 when was seriously injured by an earthmover when driving along the A120 in February 2012.

The accident happened as a result of the earthmover driving slowly and with…

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 4th Edition of the ‘Guide to MIB Claims – Uninsured and Untraced Drivers’

We are delighted to announce that the 4th Edition of the ‘Guide to MIB Claims – Uninsured and Untraced Drivers‘ has been released today. The book was written by Andrew Ritchie QC and edited by Jeremy Ford and published by…

MIB – New Uninsured Drivers Agreement 2015

The new Uninsured Drivers Agreement was signed on 3rd July and comes into force on 1st August.  

So what’s new?

  1. It is in plain English and better laid out.
  2. Crown vehicles are excluded whether driven by Crown servants or thieves.

Andrew Ritchie QC nominated for The Lawyer Awards’ Barrister of the Year 2018

Andrew Ritchie QC, Head of Chambers at 9 Gough Chambers has been shortlisted for the Barrister of the Year Award 2018. The announcement will be made on 26 June 2018, during The Lawyer Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel.


The death of the “off road vehicle defence” is announced

For decades Insurers and the Motor Insurance Bureau have refused compensation to injured members of the public just because the negligent driver who caused the injuries was driving an off-road vehicle. Now that defence, which was always contrary to principle and undermined…

Ben Rodgers writes on ECRAIR 2002 and QOCS – update

On 11 July 2017 we wrote about an argument being deployed in the County Court to the effect that QOCS does not apply to claims under ECRAIR 2002 (the direct right of…

Does QOCS apply to a claim against a road traffic insurer under ECRAIR 2002?

CPR r.44.13(1) defines the scope of the QOCS regime. In broad terms it applies QOCS to proceedings which include a claim for damages for personal injuries or death.

The European…

Laura Hibberd on Withdrawal of Part 36 Offers by email: Thompson v Reeve & Ors

Following the change in the discount rate earlier this year to -0.75% many Claimants will seek, or indeed have sought, to withdraw Part 36 offers previously made. The case of Thompson v Reeve, heard on 20th March by Master Yoxall,…

Laura Hibberd provides training session for Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Team in London

Laura Hibberd delivered a training session for the Personal Injury Team at Slater and Gordon offices on 13 March. Laura talked about the new MIB Untraced Drivers Agreement 2017.

If you are interested in receiving training in this area please contact our…

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