Motor Insurers' Bureau v Lewis (a protected party, by his litigation friend)

Personal injuries – Damages. The claimant sought an indemnity from the Motor Insurers' Bureau for injuries that he sustained when he was struck by an uninsured vehicle on private land. At first instance the judge held that EU Directive (EC) 2009/103 relating to compulsory motor insurance had direct effect against the MIB as an emanation of the State, so that the MIB was liable to indemnify the claimant in respect of the injury suffered. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissing MIB's appeal, held that, whilst the UK government had failed to fulfil its obligations under the 2009 Directive to ensure liability in respect of use of vehicles on private land, the MIB had had conferred on it the remedy for that failure.

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