Credit Hire


Chambers has built a strong reputation in defending against credit hire claims. Such claims are often, but not always, linked with Personal Injury or Civil Fraud and Fundamental Dishonesty claims.

Chambers’ expertise covers the Small and Fast Tracks to high value Multi-track claims. Our Credit Hire Team has considerable experience in dealing with evolving credit hire issues such as enforceability disputes, presenting and challenging Basic Hire Rates, duration, need, credibility, loss of profit and impecuniosity.

Members of Chambers are available to deliver training to insurers and solicitors on the issues that commonly occur in credit hire litigation. For further details of training available and/or to discuss your requirements, please contact our marketing team at For details of past training which Members of Chambers have delivered, please see our past webinars.

Credit Hire Expertise

Notable Cases

  • Blake & oth v Advantage Insurance & oth (June 2022) Warwick CC
  • Zameer v Salah [2020] 3 WLUK 755

Credit Hire Barristers

Juniors (15 years +)

Roger André

Call 1999

Dr Russell Wilcox

Call 2000

Simon Trigger

Call 2000

Bernard Pressman

Call 2004

Roderick Abbott

Call 2006


Robert Parkin

Call 2009

Tom Collins

Call 2010

William Dean

Call 2011

Conor Kennedy

Call 2011

Ella Davis

Call 2013

Kerry Nicholson

Call 2015

Dominique Smith

Call 2016

Richard Collier

Call 2016

Thomas Yarrow

Call 2018

Louise Thomson

Call 2019

Henk Soede

Call 2019


Michael Goodridge

Director of Clerking & Business Development

Senior Clerks

Clark Chessis

Senior Clerk

David Barrow

Joint Deputy Senior Clerk

Jaime Brooks

Joint Deputy Senior Clerk

Practice Managers

Ellie Brand

Practice Manager

Phillip Austin

Practice Manager

Assistant Practice Managers

Matthew Shepherd

Assistant Practice Manager

Jamie Moylan

Assistant Practice Manager

George Housden

Assistant Practice Manager

Jay Levell

Assistant Practice Manager

Junior Clerks

Ronnie Scarlett

Ronnie Scarlett

Junior Clerk

Lily Mason

Lily Mason

Junior Clerk

Latest News & Events

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Roger André secures Fundamental Dishonesty findings

Those who are instructed to defend against claims of injury and other special damages, such as credit hire and rehabilitation claims, are acutely aware of the burden placed on the defence in alleging Fundamental Dishonesty. Whilst on paper, there may not be enough to expressly…

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