Credit Hire

Credit hire is a relatively straight forward concept however credit hire litigation can be anything but straight forward and potentially a minefield for the uninitiated. In 2018 we were booked to attend over 500 multi-track, fast-track & small claim Credit Hire Hearings in a total of 43 different Courts.

The Credit Hire Barristers at Queen Square Chambers have years of experience representing both claimants and defendants in all types of matters right through to substantial multi-track matters and appeals. The team can assist at every stage from pre-issue advice, drafting proceedings and Part 18 Questions to representation at trial and appeal.

Joanna Lewis

Joanna Lewis - Head of PI and Clinical Negligence

Lauren Seager Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Commercial Barrister

Lauren Seager

Adam Farhadian-Griffiths

Adam Griffiths

Mike Blitz

Mike Blitz


Méabh McGee


Alicia Doble


Andy Pickett


Michael Magier (Second Six Pupil)


Sophie Sheerin (Second Six Pupil)

The team consider experience and understanding of both sides of the dispute to be an advantage: it has enabled them to develop an intricate knowledge of the surrounding case law, anticipate the arguments that need to be met and has given opportunity to develop and hone novel submissions.

Our team has considerable experience in all the familiar areas of credit disputes as well as some of the more unusual, including:

  • Enforceability of agreements
  • Exempt/non-exempt and collateral agreements (Consumer Credit Act)
  • Cancellation of Contracts Regulations
  • Insurance policy technicalities
  • Fraudulent claims
  • Cycle bike claims
  • Taxi Hire claims
  • Need and reasonableness
  • Prestige vehicles
  • Mitigation of loss
  • Duration of hire and delay
  • Impecuniosity
  • Basic hire rates
  • Additional charges
  • Courtesy vehicles
  • Storage and recovery
  • Credit repair

Members of the team appear nationwide on fast and multi-track cases and we are able to provide competitive quotes for small claims case in many courts across England and Wales.

The courts we are able to attend on Small Claims matters are, Bath, Birmingham, Blackwood, Bridgend, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Gloucester & Cheltenham, Llanelli, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport (Gwent), Oxford, Pontypridd, Reading, Salisbury,  Swindon, Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare, Winchester, Worcester and Yeovil.

Further information in relation to fees and timescales can be found here.

For further information about our credit hire team or to request a quote please get in touch.
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