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NON-PARTY COSTS ORDERS: A Pyrrhic victory avoided

25 September 2017  

Patrick West highlights a recent credit hire case where the key issue was whether a hire organisation has immunity from a non-party costs order

In Select Car Rentals (North West) Ltd v Esure Services Ltd [2017], involving a claim for £23,456.85 for credit hire charges, the court held that third-party credit hire companies might be vulnerable to adverse costs orders and that CPR 44.16 had not altered the powers of courts to exercise their discretion in such matters pursuant to CPR 46.2.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc & anor [2016] EWCA Civ 23

    Select Car Rentals (North West) Ltd v Esure Services Ltd [2017] EWHC 1434 (QB)

    Symphony Group plc v Hodgson [1994] QB 179

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