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PI Practitioner, September 2018

16/09/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Advantage Insurance Company v Lee Stoodley and Anor [2018] EWHC 2135 (QB)

Master Davison's judgment in Advantage Insurance Company v Lee Stoodley and Anor provides clarification of the insurance position where a defendant's policy of insurance covers him to drive another person's vehicle with the owner's permission, and in the course of doing so he negligently injures a third party. It will assist practitioners dealing with claims arising out of RTAs in identifying who the insurer with responsibility to meet the claim is likely to be.

Mr Stoodley owned a Vauxhall car and was insured by Advantage. His policy of insurance stated that he was insured to drive other vehicles with the permission of the owner, but that cover was limited to third party, fire and theft. He drove a friend's BMW, with permission, and caused an accident which killed one of his passengers and resulted in...   

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