Nicholas Bevan
Nicholas Bevan, solicitor, mediator,legal consultant, legal trainer, personal injury claims, employers liability, serious injury, catastrophic injury, road traffic accident 1988, motor insurers bureau, MIB claims, uninsured drivers, untraced drivers, european motor insurance directives, law reform

Solicitor, mediator, consultant and trainer

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RoadPeace

Nicholas has been advising RoadPeace since 2013 on its campaign to reform the compensatory safeguards for motor accident victims.  He is advising on European law and motor insurance issues in the ongoing judicial review R (on the application of RoadPeace) v Secretary of State for Transport and the MIB, Claim no. CO/4681/2015 which is currently listed for a three-day hearing in early 2017.

 

Driverless vehicles

In July 2016 the government published its consultation paper, Pathway to Driverless Cars. Nicholas' New Law Journal article, The Road Ahead, welcomes the initiative but exposes factual inaccuracies within the report. He has prepared a consultation response, working in collaboration with Professor Robert Merkin QC, Lloyds Professor of commercial law at the University of Exeter. They argue for strict liability being imposed on producers, suppliers etc of automated technologies, so they cannot rely on the ‘state the art’ defence under section 4 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 or otherwise evade liability for a mechanical or technical defect that is responsible for causing or contributing to an accident. They also explain why motor insurers should also have a statutory duty to compensate third party victims, even where the accident is party or wholly caused by an automated system, but that the insurer should have a subrogated right to recover their outlay from a producer or supplier.  Nicholas has been consulted by APIL and RoadPeace on their consultation response.

 

Accurate predictions

Nicholas' case commentaries and published articles anticipated the Court of Justice’s landmark ruling in Damijan Vnuk and the Court of Appeal’s decision in Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport. My criticism of the Court of Appeal’s unanimous ruling in EUI v Bristol Alliance was vindicated by the Vnuk ruling.  His next next prediction is that the government will be forced to revise or repeal extensive parts of the Road Traffic Act 1988, the Rights Against Insurance Regulations 2002 and both MIB Agreements in 2017, in response to the ongoing judicial review and law reform campaign.

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