Mitchell reaches hire? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted May 13th, 2014 in appeals, civil procedure rules, disclosure, insurance, news by sally

‘Eleven years on from the House of Lords’ decision in Lagden v O’Connor [2003] UKHL 64 “impecuniosity” remains a hot topic in the world of credit hire. The Court of Appeal case of Zurich v Umerji [2014] EWCA Civ 357 handed down on 25 March 2014 is an important case on credit hire for both Claimants and Defendants. Its impact is likely to resound further in light of the Jackson reforms as clarified by Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 2nd May 2014