Credit Hire

Park Square Barristers houses the pre-eminent specialist credit hire team on the North Eastern Circuit, with the ability to call upon a substantial breadth of talent and experience in all matters related to credit hire law. We maintain a national presence, with advocates regularly appearing in courts across all Circuits in England and Wales.

Our 37 practitioners are instructed by claimants and defendants, and have developed their expertise across years of experience in the field of credit hire. In addition to the range of issues commonly encountered, our team has substantial expertise in dealing with: enforceability and the associated Regulations; collateral agreements; civil fraud; impecuniosity and the application of Lagden -v- O’Connor; loss of profit as an alternative to hire recovery in professional vehicle claims and the requirements of Stevens and McBride when assessing the credibility and reliability of basic hire rates evidence, amongst many others.


We act across entire the range of claims, from short periods of contested hire on the small claims track to complex multi-track claims valued in excess of £100,000, requiring in-depth scrutiny of basic hire rates reports and their authors.


The ever-changing scenery in credit hire requires an adaptable, progressive approach to all aspects of litigation; from issuing Copley-compliant intervention correspondence and the interrogation of report authors under cross-examination to the compilation of appropriate basic hire rates evidence and evidence in rebuttal. Park Square Barristers stay up-to-date and at the forefront of all emerging issues.

For years we have offered high-quality, targeted training on legal and practical matters as they arose, ranging from bespoke in-house seminars to highly-attended reconstructions of trial situations. Our practitioners are well-versed in interlocutory applications, advising on strategic steps including timely Part 36 offers and the drafting of pleadings.

Our team comprises a number of members of the judiciary determining credit hire claims from the other side of the bench, bringing a further dimension to the expertise on offer. In addition to specialising in credit hire, Park Square Barristers is a leading national Chambers with wider expertise in related areas such as personal injury and civil fraud.

Contact Civil Clerks

Senior Civil Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207


The team

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