Limitation of credit hire liability

Rachel was instructed on behalf of a Defendant insurance company who had admitted liability for a road traffic collision but disputed the Claimant driver’s claim for thousands of pounds worth of hire charges.

With her extensive knowledge of credit hire law (including the recent Court of Appeal case of McBride v UK Insurance Ltd) Rachel successfully argued that the claim for credit hire charges should be limited to just a few hundred pounds. The Judge allowed just 3 days of hire (despite the claim being for weeks’ worth of hire charges) and Judgment was entered for just £367, far less than the Defendant insurance company had offered to the Claimant to settle the claim.

Both Rachel’s instructing solicitors and client were thrilled with this result and requested that she provide a note for the assistance of the firm’s credit hire team.