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Liability & Accident Committee Meeting Digest – 22 March 2016

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Case Law

The committee discussed and reviewed the asbestos case of Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks in relation to apportionment of damages and the case of Mohammed v WM Morrison Supermarkets in relation to vicarious liability.


The committee were advised that the Department for Transport (DfT) were receiving Francovich claims as a result of the Vnuk case.  BIBA understand a DfT consultation will be issued soon.

BIBA have written directly to Lord Hill, the EU commissioner, and he is supportive of our position.

Under-insurance Guide, Insurance Act Guide and Technical Roadshow

The Under-insurance guide was in a draft format and the committee were thanked for their input.

The Insurance Act implementation guide was in the course of being written in conjunction with Mactavish and will be launched at the 2016 conference, with a series of technical roadshows on the Act to follow.

Any Other Business

A query was raised in relation to the FSCS and an engineering firm that had been nationalised – it was confirmed that the FSCS did not apply pre-1972.

Committee feedback to the ELTO advisory board was requested.

A discussion was held in relation to the recent issues surrounding tumble dryer fires covered in the press.

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