Motor insurance property damage limit rises to £1.2m for Northern Ireland

The compulsory limit for property damage cover in mainland UK motor insurance policies was increased from £1m to £1.2m on 31 December 2016.

It is not entirely clear why the separate rules needed to make this same change in Northern Ireland have taken a few weeks longer. In any event, the same £1.2m limit now applies from today and is introduced by rule 2 of The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2017/25/contents/made


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Written by Alistair Kinley, director of policy and government affairs at BLM

State of the nations

At the start of 2016, this very short post seeks to draw out and compare the critical civil legal issues currently under debate in the jurisdictions in which we and our customers operate. At a high level, the aims and themes appear noticeably similar: to ensure access to justice and to reform and modernise the procedures and costs associated with making claims.

One noticeable point of contrast is that whereas a good deal of activity and reform in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland is either judicially-led or follows a report by a senior judge, the changes under discussion in the Irish Republic are much more clearly in the form of political initiatives. Continue reading