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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.

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

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

21/11/2008

Stuart McCall v Daniel Poulton and Motor Insurers' Bureau and Helphire (UK) Ltd. Angel Assistance Ltd.

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In McCall v Poulton, the Court of Appeal have upheld a decision by a County Court to refer questions to the European Court of Justice which would enable the English courts to determine definitively the extent of the obligation of the Motor Insurers Bureau to compensate the victims of uninsured drivers.


A European Directive requires Member States to ensure that compensation is available to the victims of uninsured drivers. The Motor Insurers Bureau has contended that it is not obliged to compensate victims for the cost of hiring a replacement car when the cost is paid by a policy of insurance taken out by the victim after the accident against the event that the culprit fails to pay. The decision of the Court of Appeal opens up the possibility that the victim can rely on the clear terms of the European Directive rather than on the machinery by which the United Kingdom has given effect to the Directive under English law.


In the Court of Appeal, the victim was represented by Iain Milligan QC and Ben Williams.

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