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Fourteenth Edition of the Judicial College’s Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Client Alerts||15/09/2017

Personal Injury Discount Rate

Client Alerts||08/09/2017

Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 to come into force in October 2017

Client Alerts||23/08/2017

Costs budget exaggeration is misconduct

Client Alerts||17/08/2017

Blackmore v Department for Communities and Local Government 2017 EWCA Civ 1136

Client Alerts||04/08/2017

Lord Justice Jackson's review into Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC)

Client Alerts||01/08/2017

Sentencing guidelines: Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea – update

Client Alerts||27/07/2017

Grant v Secretary of State for Transport: Guidance on Mesothelioma quantum

Client Alerts||06/07/2017

Keoghs announce 20 promotions and four new appointments

News And Events||31/08/2017

Ex-wife’s tip-off uncovers case of stolen identity leading to award of exemplary damages

News And Events||02/08/2017

Keoghs research warns of large rise in opportunistic insurance fraud

News And Events||17/07/2017

Keoghs launches 2017 apprenticeship programme

News And Events||09/06/2017

Scotland team expands at Keoghs one month after Glasgow office unveiled

News And Events||01/06/2017

Keoghs proud to support Bolton Wanderers Community Trust

News And Events||26/04/2017

Keoghs accelerates growth with move into Scotland

News And Events||19/04/2017

Keoghs sign up to new Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) affiliate membership

News And Events||05/04/2017

Health and Safety Executive FFI invoices – new panel, same challenges


The Future of Motor Fraud - the end of the road for cash for crash?


Cyclist conviction lays bare antiquated legislation


Keoghs enforcements team celebrates landmark year with some dramatic case highlights


Recent figures illustrate real impact of health and safety sentencing guidelines


Manslaughter consultation shows intent but lack of clarity


Counting the (wasted) cost of LNC


Credit hire: A strategic approach


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Credit Hire Aware 11


Fraud Aware 5


Costs Aware 2


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Credit Hire Aware 10


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Credit Hire Aware 10


Welcome to Issue 10 of Credit Hire AWARE.  In my review of the quarter I reflect on the changes in the market and the subsequent impact this is having.

Highlights in this issue of Credit Hire AWARE include two reviews from Melanie Mooney of significant cases she has run to trial recently, looking at Willis v Phillips and Frankland v UK Insurance.  We also have a ‘day in the life’ article from Stephen Holmes on what kind of work he typically does for the team and clients.  

Don Clarke discusses the impact of the referendum on the credit hire market, and Fraser McAndry reports back on the recent credit hire fraud mock trial.

Finally we have a ‘guest’ article on a fraud case involving credit hire from Elaine Ibbotson.

As always, if you have any queries about anything featured in this issue please do not hesitate to contact us.

Quarterly Review

Review of the Quarter


John Gibson looks at the main issues from the last quarter, including the potential implications of Brexit on Government reform.

Willis Phillips

Willis v Phillips


This was a case which began life in the MoJ portal process via Winn Solicitors. During the course of the claim personal injury damages were agreed leaving only the hire claim outstanding.

A Day in the Life...


Stephen Holmes, Intelligence Analyst in the Credit Hire Fraud team, explains what his role is in the team and how it helps the fraud identification process.

Frankland v UK Insurance Ltd

Staggering Hire Charges Quashed


In a case which appears to have caught the attention of the tabloid press and aroused the public’s interest, partner Mel Mooney, who handled the case, examines the facts and the potential impact on future cases.

Whither cedit hire reform?

Whither Credit Hire Reform?


Don Clarke asseses the potential impact of Brexit on credit hire reform.

Mock Trial Success

Mock Trial Success


The Keoghs credit hire and credit hire fraud teams held a mock ‘trial’ for clients in June, taking over the Moot Court room at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

To pay or not to pay

To Pay or Not to Pay?


A recent case handled by Keoghs considered the question of whether a credit hire company should be liable to pay the insurer’s costs when the hirer’s claim was dismissed at trial.