Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 update – draft Regulations

On 25 February 2016, The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Regulations 2016 were laid before Parliament in draft.

My earlier post The Long Road to Reform of the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 sets out the background to the draft Regulations.

The draft Regulations are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure, which means that they must be approved by resolution of both Houses of Parliament before they come into force. A written statement indicates that, subject to approval being given, the Government intends to make the Regulations without delay, and will announce the commencement date for the Third Parties Rights Against Insurers Act 2010 in due course, but that date will not be earlier than three months after the Regulations are made.

It seems that this long-awaited legislative reform is finally nearing completion.

Alison Padfield