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Helphire takes insurers to court

The Motor Insurers' Bureau is being pursued by credit hire company Helphire for £5.3 million.

The MIB, which is funded by an industry-wide levy on insurers and compensates victims of negligent uninsured drivers, is refusing to pay "a significant number of current and historic claims" from Helphire.

Helphire is attempting to recover £5.3 million from MIB to cover cases where its clients were provided with fake insurance details by the at-fault motorist.

But MIB is refusing to pay, arguing that it is not liable for the claims.

The case has already progressed to the Court of Appeal, and a judgement is expected soon.

However, Helphire has already obtained an order from a judge referring a test case to the European Court of Justice.

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