Andrew Hogan reported on LinkedIn last week that HHJ Bloom allowed a claimant's appeal in a credit hire claim in Luton County Court, holding that a deputy district judge was wrong to conclude that no damages for credit hire were recoverable on the basis of misrepresentations from a hire company about the claimant's liability to pay hire charges: they could not render a credit hire agreement "unenforceable".
The first instance hearing in the case of Brewis v Robles was before DDJ Duncan in the Hertford County Court on 3rdFebruary 2020. In essence he found that the terms of the credit hire agreement had been misrepresented to the Claimant and that she had a defence of misrepresentation which removed her liability to pay the credit hire charges. He dismissed the credit hire claim.
The transcript of the first instance decision is available in the Library and at the link below.