Category Credit hire

2016 IN PERSONAL INJURY: A YEAR IN BLOG POSTS

Throughout 2016 the Zenith Personal Injury  Team have been busy blogging about the latest news in PI and civil procedure. Here, as the first “review of the year” are all the posts topic by topic. POSTS ON PROCEDURE This has been (as always) an interest year in relation to procedure. Vilma Vodanivic considered what happens […]

PERSONAL INJURY ANNUAL UPDATE: 17th OCTOBER 2016 CENTRAL LEEDS

The Personal Injury Practice Group is holding its Annual Update on the 17th October at the Park Plaza Hotel in Leeds. The course runs from 9.30 to 5.00pm and lunch is provided. The cost is £80. Topics to be covered this year include: Costs – developments in 2016. Employer and public liability update. Road Traffic […]

BIG News In Credit Hire – The Court of Appeal rules that recoverable BHR for Claimant will be the lowest reasonable rate charged by comparable hire companies.

By Joanna Hastie Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 93 Traditionally, when assessing recoverable rates, credit hire companies have argued that where a range of comparable basic hire rates (BHR) can be shown from other companies, some of which are higher than the credit hire rate claimed, the Claimant’s credit hire rate […]

FIVE MORE IMPORTANT POINTS FOR THOSE ISSUING IN HASTE

 By Gordon Exall Friday is ( or may be)  effectively the last day you can issue under the old fee regime.  This is going to be a busy day for many litigators. Here are five points in an attempt to ensure that no long-term problems arise.

FOUR IMPORTANT POINTS FOR THOSE HASTILY ISSUING PROCEEDINGS THIS WEEK

 By Gordon Exall Twitter and other sources have been full of stories of solicitors issuing numerous proceedings to avoid the (wholly ridiculous) price hike next week.  There are a few things that should be borne in mind by all those who have issued but are not proposing to serve immediately.

Credit Hire and Credit Repair: considered in the light of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 

 By Vilma Vodanovic Those of you with experience of dealing with credit hire cases will know the difficulties faced when a hire agreement has no cancellation notice attached to it, or it is not in the correct and prescribed format, very often resulting in a non-enforceable contract and no credit hire charges being recovered. These […]

THE COURT CAN NOW ALLOCATE CASES AGAINST THE PARTIES’ WILL Tricksy little rule change that could land you on the small claims track [Deletion of CPR 26.7(3)]

 By Bronia Hartley   Is it just me, or has anyone else missed the fact that para.(3) of CPR r. 26.7 (General rule for allocation) has been deleted? Previously, CPR r.26.7(3) required the consent of the parties to the allocation of proceedings to a track with a limit lower than the financial value of the […]