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

Nicholas Bevan piawards_winner.jpg, 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 reformNicholas Bevan BlogspotFuture Loss in Practice: periodical payments and lump sums

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The RoadPeace judicial review

Dr  Bevan has been advising RoadPeace since 2013 and has an important advisory role in the ongoing judicial review R (on the application of RoadPeace) v Secretary of State for Transport and the MIB  EWHC 2725 (Admin) which has already forced the government to introduce important reforms to the way the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) manage claims against uninsured and untraced drivers as well as exposing the way the Road Traffic Act 1988 fails to meet the minimum standard of compensatory protection required under European Law. Link to blog update. 


Consultancy services

He is advising several law firms in claims involving serious motor accidents occurring either on private property or featuring unusual vehicles which under UK law are not subject to compulsory third party insurance but which ought to be under European law.  His expertise in UK and European enables private individuals to invoke the superior and binding effect of the motor insurance directives to bridge the gaps in the UK’s implementation.  Link to blog on the European motor insurance requirement.

 

Accurate analysis and predictions

Nicholas' case commentaries and published articles anticipated the European Court of Justice’s landmark rulings in Damijan Vnuk (Case C-162/13) 2014, Fidelidade (Case C-287/16) 2017 and Farrell no.2 (Case C413/15) in 2017 as well as the Court of Appeal’s decision in Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport. His criticism of the Court of Appeal's unanimous ruling in EUI v Bristol Alliance was vindicated by the Vnuk.

 

More recently, his controversial argument that the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) is directly liable for the government’s defective implementation of the Motor Insurance Directives was effectively confirmed by the Court of Justice. In Farrell no2 the court held that state liability for a member state’s actionable infringement of a directive was capable of extending to the MIB of Ireland.   The Irish MIB was incepted on an almost identical basis to the UK’s MIB and it shares many significant characteristics.  Nicholas explains the far reaching implications, see: Link to blog

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Dr Bevan's NOTA BENE blog

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PI Lawyer

of the Year

Outstanding Achievement

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Halsbury Rule of Law Award