Exchange Chambers is home to a specialist team of barristers with particular expertise in the complex and ever-evolving field of Credit Hire law.

Our members provide high quality oral and written advice and have extensive court experience in claims ranging from the small claims track to high value multi-track.

We cover all aspects of Credit Hire, including:

  • Evidential and procedural issues relating to impecuniosity
  • Effects of impecuniosity on rate and period
  • The concept of “need” in hire cases
  • How to approach the issue of the BHR
  • Intervention
  • Taxis and other profit-making chattels

Our dedicated team have the technical knowledge and legal acumen required to deal with claims of the utmost complexity. Counsel are accustomed to tackling all issues of hire as well as issues of illegality, fraud, and more challenging points of law and procedure.

Several members of the team have strong complementary practices in the field of personal injury law and are therefore ideally placed to deal with cases involving a personal injury element. Some members also have considerable experience in wider aspects of motor insurance law and costs.

Members are regularly invited to speak at national conferences and seminars on credit hire matters and are happy to provide bespoke in-house training on the topic.

The Team