MIB CAVE IN FOLLOWING MY BLOG
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between the Secretary of State for Transport and the Motor Insurers Bureau, which was due to come in on 1 March 2017, was revoked even before it came into force.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.
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