Credit Hire

Farrar’s Buildings credit hire barristers have been instructed by both claimants and defendants in credit hire litigation cases for many years. They have broad experience in the field and our clerks can provide suitable suggestions of barristers for all such matters, suitable to all tracks and appropriate to the complexity and wider importance of the case.

The majority of our credit hire work comprises advocacy in courts of first instance, but we are also regularly instructed to draft statements of case, part 18 requests for information, advice on liability, quantum, and strategy both pre and post-issue. Members are also instructed to advise on prospects of appeal, draft grounds of appeal and thanks to our breadth of experience in this field we are also engaged by CHO’s and Insurers alike as to the wording of hire agreements and mitigation arrangements.

Our counsel are accustomed to arguing the oft-taken points of:

  • Impecuniosity
  • Rate
  • Period
  • Need
  • Enforceability

They are equally familiar with less-frequently disputed issues such as recoverability of excess waivers, storage & recovery charges, collection & delivery charges, like-for-like, betterment and prestige vehicles.