Solicitor, mediator, consultant and trainer
My February 2013 opinion piece: Asleep at the Wheel.
For cutting edge commentary
Campaign for reform
Nicholas' was first to expose the extent to which the statutory and
extra-statutory provision relating to third party motor insurance is
systemically defective. .
The need for reform
relevant statutory and extra-statutory provision relating to third party motor
insurance is systemically defective. It is not possible to determine
the legal entitlement of third party victims to the compensatory guarantee
provided through compulsory insurance from wording of the Road Traffic Act 1988
and the Motor Insurance Bureau’s agreements with the Secretary of State for
compensating victims of uninsured and untraced vehicles. This lack of precision
is bad for victims and for insurers alike. What is required is a complete
overhaul. Nicholas has been campaigning for reform in this area since
2011. Unfortunately, the intervention of
Brexit has put an end to further reforms, at least for the foreseeable future.
achieved since 2015
has been behind the most far reaching judicial review of the UK’s provision for
motor insurance, since it was made compulsory in 1930. His campaigning work produced major reforms
to the Uninsured Drivers Agreement in July 2015 and the RoadPeace judicial
review forced admissions of non-conformity with the EU Directive (2009/103/EC)
on motor insurance along with substantial improvements within the Untraced
Drivers Agreement 2017. The RoadPeace
judicial review has also forced the government to conceded that its legislation
is not compatible with the Directive.