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Rule committee warns lawyers they risk “a solution being imposed” on credit hire cases

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has warned lawyers involved in the “highly contentious area” of credit hire litigation that if they fail to agree a new model order for directions, they risk “a solution being imposed”. Meanwhile, the High Court had similarly harsh words for insurers and credit hire companies, accusing them of “fighting a forensic war of attrition”.

July 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

Appeal judges reject bid for costs in case that started out in small claims court

A claimant who took a credit hire case from the small claims court all the way to the Court of Appeal must pay her own costs because the defendant insurer’s behaviour was not “unreasonable”, appeal judges have ruled.

March 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »

Appeal court sets ‘lowest reasonable rate’ test for credit hire charges

The insurance industry today claimed they had achieved a major success after the Court of Appeal ruled that judges evaluating credit hire claims involving pecunious claimants should adopt the “lowest reasonable rate”.

February 26th, 2015 | No Comments »

Competition Commission to investigate "inflated" cost of credit hire in motor insurance

The way insurers, brokers, credit hire organisations and repairers deal with vehicle repairs and replacements are to be investigated by the Competition Commission after a reference by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

September 28th, 2012 | Comments Off on Competition Commission to investigate "inflated" cost of credit hire in motor insurance