Jurisdiction in accident abroad: further developments in Brownlie v Four Seasons

The latest decision in the very-long running Brownlie fatal accident litigation was given on 1 October 2019.

The current phase of the case turns on the question of jurisdiction when UK residents are injured outside the EU, since the relevant EU regulation – Brussels 1 (recast) – does not apply. The case is of particular interest because the relevant government guidance confirms that Brussels 1 will be repealed on EU exit day and replaced by the (English) common law and statutory provisions on jurisdiction which currently apply to cases such as Brownlie.

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Green cards for incoming vehicles – Irish vehicles will not need them even if ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Irish Bureau, MIBI, indicates this morning that the UK government has confirmed that green cards will not be need for Irish registered-vehicles entering the UK after Brexit, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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EU & UK motor insurance – moving targets?

Working out how any post-Brexit motor insurance regime in the UK might fit with the European regime is not completely straightforward at a time when both have a lot of moving parts. Continue reading