Overview

The MIB make wily opponents and they revel in the intricacies of the Uninsured and Untraced Drivers’ agreements to catch the unwary. Fortunately, the team at 9 Gough Chambers have renowned experience in dealing with claims under both agreements. In fact, as well as advising on the workings of the schemes, they also advise on the often thorny initial question of whether a claim should include the MIB at all. This advice centres on whether an insurer is a contractual insurer, a RTA insurer pursuant to s.151; or an Article 75 insurer, in which case they act as agents for the MIB.

The team is led by Andrew Ritchie QC who wrote the APIL “Guide to MIB Claims” (Jordans). With other team members contributing to APIL’s Guide to RTA Liability (Jordans) as well as Butterworth’s Personal Injury litigation Service.  Both publications having dedicated sections on the MIB.

Accordingly, it is clear that the team is well placed to advise on all aspects of road traffic insurance and the need to and practicalities of litigating against the MIB, including ultimately to arbitration, a very rare occurrence (see Andrews v MIB [2012], Lawtel).

Litigation against the MIB is a fertile and changing area of jurisprudence with the added complications of having European origins. Recent cases of VNUK and Delany v Secretary of State for Transport demonstrate that not only do practitioners need to know and understand how to apply the current MIB agreements, they also need to be cognisent of the flaws in the current agreements that could be open to successful challenge. This is likely to remain the case despite the new Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement and the team here remain eager to assist in all stages of such litigation.

Personal Injury Expertise

MIB Barristers

Grahame Aldous QC


Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Laura Begley


Call: 1993

Simon Brindle


Call: 1998

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Simon Butler


Call: 1996

James Byrne


Call: 2006

Adam Dawson


Call: 2000

William Dean


Call: 2011

Jeremy Ford


Call: 1996

John Foy QC


Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Stephen Glynn


Call: 1990

Sabrina Hartshorn


Call: 2001

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Roger Hiorns


Call: 1983

Robert Horner


Call: 1999

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Cyrus Katrak


Call: 1991

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Jacob Levy QC


Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Esther Maclachlan


Call: 2005

Stuart McKechnie QC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Max Melsa


Call: 2015

Oliver Millington


Call: 2003

Giles Mooney QC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Kyah Mufti


Call: 2016

Gaurang Naik


Call: 1985

Linda Nelson


Call: 2000

Jennifer Newcomb


Call: 2006

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Helen Pooley


Call: 2012

Esther Pounder


Call: 2003

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

Hugh Rimmer


Call: 2003

Andrew Ritchie QC


Call: 1985 Silk: 2009

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Bruce Silvester


Call: 1983

Abigail Stamp


Call: 2004

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Holly Tibbitts


Call: 2010

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Vincent Williams


Call: 1985

Ben Zurawel


Call: 2010

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