Darkest hour

Last night, I cheered myself up by watching Darkest Hour. If you have not seen it,…

The customer is always right

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The wall

Sometimes in credit hire litigation a new and interesting point is raised, or a new riff…

Betterment in the County Court at Newcastle upon Tyne

On 20th December 2019 I attended before HH Judge Freedman in the County Court at Newcastle…

The rise and fall of the doctrine of illegality

I note with surprise that I have not updated this blog for a while. How quickly…

Fixed costs and interpreters’ fees

Roughly 50% of the credit hire trials I have fought, have involved the claimant giving evidence…

Declarations and the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

In the last few months, there has been a rush of actions for declarations under section…

Non disclosure and fundamental dishonesty

One of the obligations that a court often imposes upon a claimant by way of case…

The undiscovered country

QOCS like so many areas of costs litigation, could be described as the gift that never…

Robert De Niro’s Waiting…

Another old chestnut that arises from time to time, are credit hire claims involving taxis or…