Motor

A genuinely full service, from first notification of loss; to settlement of claims; to recovering your outlay.  No matter the value, we have dedicated teams dealing with fraud, credit hire, technical/cross border issues and criminal/regulatory enquiries. 

Claims involving motor vehicles can be a real burden on every kind of business and their insurers. The sheer volume of cases and the associated cost can have a serious effect on operational performance.

Weightmans’ strength is the ability to process these cases with maximum speed and efficiency, identifying the optimal outcome at the outset and then achieving it.  We have costs lawyers embedded in our teams so that this issue is front and centre when key decisions are made.

Weightmans' Motor team is a market leader in this field, with a unique mix of insight and expertise in handling every kind of motor claim and associated activity.

As a client, you'll benefit from our total dedication to quality service in every aspect of our work. Our procedures are supported by tailored case management software, which allows you to view progress of individual cases at any time.  We want to know how you work and our team will complement your world.

As well as your spend on damages and costs being reduced through sound tactics, you will find cost control and budgeting easier to manage, with many of our services being deliverable on a fixed-cost basis if required.

As well as handling litigated work, we provide a claims handling service that can be tailored to your particular needs, whether for third party claims, dealing with recoveries or managing third party capture.

In the longer term, we aim to help you improve your overall financial and operational performance by reducing the impact of motor claims on your organisation. We do this in a variety of ways, including regular statistical analysis of your claims records, reports on trends including claimant behaviours, information bulletins and tailored training programmes.  Weightmans also enjoy a close relationship with government and so our strategic advice is well informed.

“The most fundamentally dishonest case …”

HHJ Roberts described the first claimant’s case as “the most fundamentally dishonest case” that he had ever heard.

Sandra MacMichael
Sandra Macmichael Associate
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QOCS and Counterclaims

There have been two recent conflicting decisions regarding the recoverability of costs where a claimant has been faced with a counterclaim.

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

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Defendants are entitled to pre action disclosure of impecuniosity evidence

This update discusses the recent decision of His Honour Judge Robert Harrison in the Cardiff County Court when determining seven pre-action disclosure…


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Highway Code - Review due for 2019

Last Thursday the Department for Transport (“DfT”) announced a proposed update of the Highway Code, to further codify driving practices intended to…


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The scope of the liability of the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) as an emanation of the UK state

Further developments in the scope of compulsory motor insurance requirements, and MIB's potential liability following Vnuk.

David Holt
David Holt Partner

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High Court holds that Roberts v Johnstone is binding in decision not to award for special accommodation costs

Claimant denied award of special accommodation costs following serious injury on basis of ruling in Roberts v Johnstone

Dave Cottam
Dave Cottam Partner

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Defeating subtle brain injury claims through a meticulous approach expert to medical evidence

Subtle traumatic brain injury claims are a thorn in the side of defendant insurers as they rely heavily on a subjective account of the alleged…

Michael Rogers
Michael Rogers Associate

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Has the High Court opened the door to the recovery of costs for defendants in RTA portal cases involving high value vehicle related damages?

High Court considers a discretion to dis-apply QOCS protection where the claim presented is a mix of personal injury and vehicle related damages

Chris Ball
Chris Ball Partner

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