Latest word on “use” of a vehicle: Carroll v Taylor (decided on 30 January 2020)

Following the Supreme Court cases around this time last year – Cameron v Hussain & LV and, perhaps more pertinently, UK Insurance v R&S Pilling – it might have been thought that the meaning of the short but critical word “use” in the context of road traffic accidents and insurance was settled. The point however was tested again very recently in the High Court in Carroll v Taylor & others.

Below is a link to a comprehensive case report by Park Square Chambers in Leeds which provides a thorough analysis of what, as its title suggests, was a common sense judicial approach to the point.


Alistair Kinley, Director of Policy & Government Affairs

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