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Fiji has a new no fault Accident and Compensation framework, but how will it work?

Mar 19, 2018 / by Mary Muir posted in Fiji law, Motor vehicle accident Fiji, Insurance law Fiji, No fault compensation Fiji, Accident in Fiji

After many years and a large volume of legal proceedings over personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from road accidents, Fiji has decided not just to update its legislation but to completely overhaul its system, by mandating a ‘no fault’ system of compensation in place of motor vehicle third party insurance.

The Legislation that came into force on 1 January 2018 is – The Accident Compensation Act 2017 (the “Act”) and related regulations

In this commercial law update we analyse how the new legal framework of 'no fault' compensation is intended to work and highlight some grey areas.

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