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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

28/11/2013

Bloy v Motor Insurers’ Bureau

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The Motor Insurers Bureau have failed in their renewed attempt to persuade the Court of Appeal to limit the compensation payable to British-resident victims injured in other EEA states by uninsured drivers. Charlie Bloy, an infant passenger in a mini-bus, suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist in Lithuania. Under the European Motor Insurance Directives, such victims are entitled to recover compensation from the Compensation Body in their state of residence, which in England is the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. The MIB admitted liability, but argued that the compensation should be limited to the compensation which would be payable to all victims of the same accident in Lithuania. Under a transitional arrangement following its accession to the EU, Lithuanian compensation was limited to EUR 500,000 for all victims of the same accident. The Court of Appeal (Etherton C, Hallett and Sharp LJJ) dismissed the appeal, confirming an earlier decision in which it was held that the British implementing legislation entitled such victims to compensation calculated as if the accident had happened in Great Britain. The Court of Appeal also held that the MIB’s argument was inconsistent with the European legislation, and rejected the MIB’s attempt to have the matter referred to the CJEU.

 

Member of Chambers: Alexander Layton QC acted for Claimants (instructed by Clyde & Co)

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