Vnuk - an involuntary risk transfer

The Government will very soon have to change the rules about motor insurance law to bring them in line with an important and Europe-wide court case (Damijan Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Trigalev) dealing with what accidents and risks have to be covered by compulsory motor insurance.

This imminent change will affect many organisations’ insurance arrangements, because some of the incidents currently covered under employers’ liability and public liability insurance policies will have to switch over and be picked up by a motor policy. The current Road Traffic Act will have to be amended in Parliament.

The law change is very likely to bring into scope a range of off-road vehicles and situations that would not previously have been included in motor policies, unless the Government makes a special exemption for specific types of vehicle when it consults about the changes. The consultation has just been published, on 20 December 2016.

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Who to contact


Alistair Kinley

Alistair Kinley

Director of Policy & Government Affairs,
London



Vnuk - an involuntary risk transfer Team

Mike Dobson

Mike Dobson

Partner,
Birmingham


James Harvey

James Harvey

Partner and head of office,
Birmingham


Alistair Kinley

Alistair Kinley

Director of Policy & Government Affairs,
London


David Spencer

David Spencer

Partner,
Manchester