Kerry Underwood

MIB CAVE IN FOLLOWING MY BLOG

with 9 comments


On 8 February 2017 I posted a blog – NEW MIB UNTRACED DRIVERS SCHEME: INSURERS AT IT AGAIN.

 

I was highly critical of clause 10(1) which I refer to as “a deliberate exclusion of solicitors from the process at the beginning.”

 

Following that blog that agreement dated 10 January 2017 and made between the Secretary of State for Transport and the Motor Insurers Bureau, which was due to come in on 1 March 2017, was revoked even before it came into force.

 

A fresh agreement dated 28 February 2017 has been entered into and the offending part of clause 10(1) has been removed.

 

The MIB only published the replacement scheme on 2 March 2017,  that is one day after it came into effect.
This followed some interesting comments and exchanges on my blog by Paul Ryman-Tubb, which you can see on the original blog.

 

In particular on 24 February 2017 Paul Ryman-Tubb accused me of writing an article which lacked accuracy but refused to say in what respects it was inaccurate.

 

Presumably Mr Ryman-Tubb knew at that stage that the MIB and the Government were in fact going to agree with my point and amend their agreement accordingly.

 

Apart from demonstrating the power of blogs this shows the importance of never letting the Government, insurers, consumer groups or anyone else get away with seeking to remove lawyers from the process.

 

Lawyers stand between civilization and tyranny.

 

Please see my related blogs:

 

NEW MIB UNTRACED DRIVERS SCHEME: INSURERS AT IT AGAIN.

 

MIB UNTRACED DRIVERS AGREEMENT FIXED COSTS SCHEME: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

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Written by kerryunderwood

March 7, 2017 at 12:49 pm

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  1. Mark 15:39
    When the centurion standing there in front of Jesus saw how He had breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”

    Andrew Twambley

    March 7, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    • Who is this Mark who made a comment at 15:39 before the blog was even posted? 🙂

      kerryunderwood

      March 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm

  2. Reblogged this on | truthaholics and commented:
    “Apart from demonstrating the power of blogs this shows the importance of never letting the Government, insurers, consumer groups or anyone else get away with seeking to remove lawyers from the process.
    Lawyers stand between civilization and tyranny.”

    truthaholics

    March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

  3. Excellent work Kerry, as always. Keep it up.

    Nick Bettridge

    March 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

  4. The problem is, that due to reduction of legal aid, and allotment of contracts for funded work to certain chosen legal companies, the court system per se, and now mainly commercially aware, not in competition or personally liable lawyers, sadly, even getting independent , competent legal representation is getting nigh on impossible.

    finolamoss

    March 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

  5. Yes. Congratulations are indeed due to you for giving this campaign a magnificent boost via your blog. So thanks. But this was a team effort. The Law Society and APIL were also involved in the background (with me advising them as well ). But I suspect that there is nothing quite so salutary or incentivising as a public shaming on your excellent blog . The MIB’s arrogant attempt to deny victims legal representation was exposed for what it was : a flagrant abuse of its powers as an emmanation of the state. The MIB’s humiliating U-turn was also probably influenced by the road safety charity RoadPeace’s ongoing (and wide ranging) judicial review of the Road Traffic Act 1988, the Rights Against Insures Regs 2002 and the MIB Agreements. Leigh Day are acting.
    Finally, Mr Ryman Tubb do please elucidate. What was inaccurate in Kerry’s earlier blog? I notice that all reference on your website to the one day wonder that was the first Uninsured Drivers Agreement of 2017 has disappeared without trace. Isn’t that inaccurate?

    Nicholas Bevan

    March 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

    • Nicholas

      You deserve the most praise for bringing it to our attention and for constantly keeping an eye on the MIB – a much needed eye unfortunately.

      Kerry

      kerryunderwood

      March 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm


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