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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.

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For more information contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7583 1315 or send us an email.

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Credit Hire Barristers

ADR & Mediation
Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

James Laughland

Call 1991

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Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Automated & Electric Vehicles

Edward Hutchin

Call 1996

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Paul McGrath

Call 1997

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Commercial
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Credit Hire

George Davies

Call 1998

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Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Inquests
Health & Safety
Credit Hire

Tim Sharpe

Call 2002

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Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Joanna Hughes

Call 2007

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Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

David White

Call 2009

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Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Piers Taylor

Call 2012

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Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

James Yapp

Call 2014

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Olivia Rosenstrom

Call 2018

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Credit Hire
Inquiries
International Law
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress

Paul Erdunast

Call 2018

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Personal Injury
Public Law
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Credit Hire
Insurance
Extradition & Interpol

Harry Peto

Call 2019

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Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Clinical Negligence

Rochelle Powell

Call 2019

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Environmental Law
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Grace Corby

Call 2021

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Amin v McDowell – Wandsworth CC

30/05/2019

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...
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Fraudulent Credit Hire claim

05/06/2018

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...
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UK Insurance v Gentry

19/01/2018

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...
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Nawaz v Belmehdi

27/09/2017

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...
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D v B

26/06/2017

Sacha Ackland, instructed by Elaine Ibbotson of Keoghs, secured the dismissal of a large credit hire and personal injury claim. The Claimant claimed his motorbike had been knocked over and damaged, and that he had suffered significant injury. The Defendant...
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Patrizkova v Geeves

30/05/2017

Emma Northey was instructed on a claim which was dismissed. The judge was satisfied that the unusual circumstances in which the hire agreement came into being rendered it unenforceable against the Claimant, meaning that there was no loss to claim...
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