Simon Ross

Call 1999

"Simon is always very focused on the key issues in a case. He is always very well prepared, and he presents complex facts and evidence to the client and court in easy, digestible formats."

The Legal 500 (2023)
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Credit Hire

Simon has accumulated a wealth of experience over nearly two decades of representing both claimants and defendants across the country in claims for credit hire.

He is routinely instructed in multi-track value claims for credit hire losses or in cases which involve allegations of fraud and/or particularly tricky points of law and procedure.

By way of examples of recent work, Simon has been instructed in a number of claims in which the amount of hire charges has exceeded £100,000. He has also been instructed in appeals concerning the following issues: allocation, profit earning chattels, enforceability and the correct procedure for dealing with non-English speaking witnesses.

Simon receives regular repeat Instructions from national firms of solicitors, CHOs and Insurers. He has previously provided bespoke in-house training on all manner of issues that arise in credit hire cases and with respect to the practical aspects of running or defending such claims. In 2018, Simon acted as judge and chaired two consecutive days of mock trials held in-house for the benefit of a leading insurer. In 2019, he was Judge for a mock trial event held by a claimant firm. He was also an invited guest speaker at an insurance credit hire forum where he spoke about issues concerning Basic Hire Rates evidence and Intervention Letters.

Simon has been a Deputy District Judge since 2010.