Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 116 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 1002 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Mr Justice Gilbart

Representation Daniel Beard QC and Sarah Crowther (instructed by BL Claims, Eastleigh) for the claimant.
  Hugh Mercer QC and Marie Louise Kinsler (instructed by Weightmans, Liverpool) for the MIB.
Judgment Dates: 17 April 2015


Road traffic - Accident - Motor insurance Bureau (MIB) - Damages - Compensation - English claimant being involved in road traffic accident in Greece by uninsured Greek car - Liability admitted but contention that damages to be assessed under Greek law - Claimant seeking assessment under law of England and Wales - Whether damages to be assessed under laws of England and Wales - Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance)(Information Centre and Compensation Body Regulations) 2003 - Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of the European Parliament and Council on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations.

The Case

Road traffic Accident. The English claimant was involved in an accident in Greece by a car driven by an uninsured Greek driver. Liability was admitted by the defendant Motor Insurance Bureau. The claimant sought to have damages assessed under the laws of England and Wales. The Queen's Bench Division applied established Court of Appeal law and agreed with the claimant.

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