‘Ellis and Kevan on Credit Hire, 5th Edition’ by Aidan Ellis & Tim Kevan


Paperback: 978-1-911035-07-7

Published: November 2016

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This is the Fifth Edition of this best-selling book. It provides a comprehensive summary of the current state of the law in this heavily litigated area, updated to include all the recent Court of Appeal decisions in this area. Issues covered include rates, impecuniosity, mitigation and various enforceability issues.


Aidan Ellis is a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers practising in credit hire and personal injury. He has written and lectured on credit hire and is also the co-editor of the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal (www.pibriefupdate.com).

Tim Kevan practised as a barrister for ten years specialising in, among other things, credit hire. He appeared in the Court of Appeal cases of Zoan v Rouamba and Ketley v Gilbert and was described by Chambers and Partners (in 2009) as “the credit hire junior”. He is currently the co-editor of the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal (www.pibriefupdate.com).



Chapter One – Rates

Chapter Two – Impecuniosity

Chapter Three – Mitigation of Loss

Chapter Four – Introduction to Enforceability

Chapter Five – Enforceability Issues: The Consumer Credit Acts

Chapter Six – Cancellation of Contracts Made at a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work Regulations 2008

Chapter Seven – Other Enforceability Issues

Chapter Eight – Miscellaneous