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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Kevan and Ellis on Credit Hire 4th ed isbn 9780957553002

Kevan and Ellis on Credit Hire 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9781858113951
New Edition ISBN: 9780957553002
Previous Edition ISBN: 1858112753
Published: March 2008
Publisher: XPL Law
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

In road traffic claims, insurance companies compensate individuals for loss of use and for damage to a car - in the form of repair and/or a replacement car. Historically this took time - providing an opportunity for an industry for “credit hire” and “credit repair” to develop. This industry hires out a replacement car and/or repairs the damaged car of a third party on the basis that the insurer will pay.

The insurers have challenged this, most notably in Dimond v Love/I, decided that the credit hire contract was governed by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and was therefore unenforceable as it breached the Act. It also decided that credit hire rates were, in themselves, recoverable in full and not necessarily to be compared to spot hire rates.

For the personal injury lawyer - defendant or claimant - and for insurers, this book provides a clear explanation of the current state of the law and its implication for practitioners:

  • Consumer Credit Act 1974 - a full explanation of the context and meaning for P1 practitioners
  • Dimond and Lovell
  • Credit hire and the common law
  • New insurance challenges
  • Conflict of interest
  • Restitution
  • Costs
  • Procedural tactics
  • Industry practice: the future.