The Third Party (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 came into force on 1 August 2016.
The Act replaces the Third Party (Rights against Insurers) Act 1930. The 2010 Act, amongst other things, allows a third party to issue proceedings, directly against the insurer, where a relevant insolvency event applies, at the time at which the liability arises.
The Act also makes it easier for a third party to elicit information about the policy in question. It widens the number of people who may be asked to provide information to a third party, and requires that the relevant information be provided within 28 days.