Temple Garden Chambers is a leading common law set based in London and The Hague.
With excellence from top to bottom Chambers provides a first class service in a number of different fields.
Temple Garden Chambers has been active in credit hire litigation since its inception. We are regarded as one of the foremost sets in this field.
Members of chambers have acted in many of the leading authorities, including the seminal cases of Burdis v Livsey, Clark v Ardington, and Lagden v O’Connor. We have been repeatedly recognised in the Chambers UK and the Legal 500 directories.
We are involved at all stages of credit hire litigation. Our written work includes drafting pleadings, drafting Part 18 requests and replies, the drafting of applications, along with advising at any stage of the litigation. Members of chambers regularly appear in court on a range of matters, from minor applications to contested test litigation involving millions of pounds.
Clients are able to call upon expertise across a range of calls, with members appearing on cases ranging from small claims track matters to the most valuable and serious multi-track cases.
Representing both claimants and defendants, members of chambers are well-versed in the standard arguments including need, period, rate and impecuniosity. Our expertise encompasses other issues including enforceability, exemption from regulation and illegality. We regularly deal with claims relating to fleet vehicles and ‘profit-earning chattels’. Members of chambers frequently appear in cases involving taxis, couriers, delivery drivers and the like.
Members of chambers also deliver training to clients on credit hire-related issues. Ellis on Credit Hire, the leading text in this area, is written by a member of chambers.
We have complementary expertise in personal injury and motor insurance fraud. Whether acting on behalf of claimants or defendants, we are able to bring this multi-disciplinary approach to bear at any stage in the litigation process. We have extensive experience of achieving findings of fundamental dishonesty and successfully defending applications for the same.
We have expertise in disputes about the application of Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting and applications for non-party costs orders in a credit hire context.
Following detailed submissions and a reserved judgment, DDJ Linwood made a Non-Party Costs Order against a credit hire company with whom the Claimant had incurred hire charges of almost £25,000 that he sought to recover from the First Defendant. His...
Edward Hutchin, instructed by Charles Clayton of Clyde & Co on behalf of Aviva, represented the successful insurers in the committal proceedings against a claimant after he discontinued his claim.The Claimant made claims for personal injuries and credit hire charges...
Fundamental dishonesty in relation to the Claimant’s injury claim led to the dismissal of otherwise recoverable credit hire charges of c.£10k pursuant to s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. (James Henry Instructed by Gemma Day of Horwich...
Alex Glassbrook (instructed by Andrew Baker of Horwich Farrelly) represented the successful motor insurer. A claim for credit hire charges exceeding £80,000 had been claimed in relation to a vehicle allegedly damaged beyond use in a road traffic accident, and...
Teare J finds Mr Gentry guilty of deceit and contempt of Court and sentences him to 9 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 2 years Marcus Grant appeared for UK Insurance [“UKI”] in bringing tort of deceit and committal proceedings arising out...
Edward Hutchin, instructed by Andrew Auchterlounie of Keoghs, represented the successful Defendant and his insurers in this significant fraud case. The Claimant claimed damages including a credit hire claim of over £86,000, following a road traffic collision alleged to have...