‘Ellis on Credit Hire – Sixth Edition’ by Aidan Ellis


Paperback: 978-1-912687-55-8
Published: November 2019
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Revised and updated Sixth Edition of the leading text book on credit hire litigation.

This latest release brings the previous edition up-to-date with full discussion of the latest authorities including McBride on rates, Irving v Morgan Sindall Plc on impecuniosity and EUI Ltd v Charles on pre-action disclosure. It also includes a revised section on common law enforceability arguments to take into account the recent decisions regarding contingent liabilities and oral assurances.


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).


“The 4th edition of the book was informative and something I was able to apply to real life cases. An excellent book, well-written and with plenty of case laws to refer back to … worth more than its weight in gold.”
– Naz Tahir, Gemini


Part One – Rates
Chapter One – Introduction to Rates
Chapter Two – Credit Hire Rate or Basic Hire Rate?
Chapter Three – Determining the Basic Hire Rate
Chapter Four – Evidential Matters on Rates

Part Two – Impecuniosity
Chapter Five – Impecuniosity

Part Three – Mitigation
Chapter Six – Mitigation of Loss

Part Four – Enforceability
Chapter Seven – Introduction to Enforceability
Chapter Eight – Enforceability Issues: The Consumer Credit Acts
Chapter Nine – Cancellation of Contracts
Chapter Ten – Other Enforceability Issues

Part Five – Other Issues
Chapter Eleven – Miscellaneous