Yesterday was handed down judgment in the case of Katherine Ann Irving v Morgan Sindall  EWHC 1147 (QB) one of the more significant credit hire cases of recent years.
The judgment (subject to any second appeal) explains why pleas of misrepresentation or collateral contract to impeach by a defendant who has had a good run in cross examination of a claimant, simply put are irrelevant.
The earlier post I wrote on this topic can be found here: http://credithirebarrister.com/enforceability/illiterate-clients-free-cars-mistake-and-misrepresentation/: what is interesting about the Irving case in particular is that the High Court judge adopted a very simple and straightforward analysis of the position in law, uncluttered by legal exegesis from the misrepresentation/mistake cases, derived from the speech of Lord Mustill in Giles v Thompson  1 AC 142.
It remains to be seen whether the defendant will seek to case the further.
I am grateful to Mr Ben Williams QC for bringing the judgment to my attention.