Postgraduate Module Descriptor


LAWM108: Motor Insurance Law and Autonomous Vehicles

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Matthew Channon (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

Motor insurance is big business in the UK.  It generates approximately £12bn in revenues and it issues over 20m policies every year, it employs over 30,000 people and it funds around £27m in compensation every day.  However, it is confronted by a revolution in transport due to the development of autonomous vehicles and various legal challenges are underway.  Significant reform to this area of law is therefore likely.  This LLM module provides you with a grounding in the principles of UK and EU motor insurance law, along with proposals and amendments to motor insurance law due to the introduction of autonomous vehicles.  The module contrasts UK and EU concepts of third party rights in this context and the contiguous compensatory schemes for victims of uninsured and unidentified vehicles.  The module discusses challenges regarding the introduction of autonomous vehicles and the changes proposed to enable the protection of third party accident victims as a result of this technology.

Module created

30/10/2017

Last revised