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Motor industry lawyers

New & Used Car Motor Industry Lawyers

Motor industry lawyers

Motor industry lawyers specialise new and second car problems and complaints offering expert legal advice and dispute resolution services to car dealers, garages and private individuals.

Advising on all aspects of the law involving car sales repairs and finance including car consumer rights, trading standards, car finance and consumer rights law.

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Second hand car legal experts

We set ourselves apart from traditional motor industry law firms and motor solicitors who deal with faulty car complaints and car problems, in three key areas:

Firstly, we are have in depth technical knowledge of a wide range of vehicle makes and models ranging from volume brands, to prestige vehicles and super cars: we understand cars

Second, we have unrivalled insight and experience in the motor trade, including main dealers, second hand car market, manufacturers, finance companies and accident repair centres: we know the business

Third, Stormcatcher motor industry lawyers bring a dynamic, down to earth approach to car sales, trading standards law, accident repairs, servicing, financial and  motor industry legal services: we talk your language

Simply we know the law, the cars, the tricks of the trade and the automotive industry inside out and are the go to law firm for all vehicle related legal issues and for a fraction of the cost of solicitors and barristers

 

Car sales law expert

Our reputation as leading car sales law experts and motor industry lawyers has led to us being the law firm of choice or dealers and private clients throughout the UK.

We offer a fixed fee and direct access business model setting us apart from traditional motor solicitors and car lawyers. We aim to offer a fast and effective alternative for car sales legal issues and the law when buying from a car from trader.

Case Study

Mr S bought a BMW M5 from a used car dealer on a HP agreement with a finance company. Within a couple of weeks of owning the car, without warning it cut out while on the motorway and he coasted onto the hard shoulder. With no warning lights on, he attempted to restart the engine without success and had the car recovered to a garage for diagnostic testing. This revealed the engine had suffered a catastrophic failure and Mr S complained to the dealer and finance company who informed him that he had caused the damage, by trying to restart the engine. They alleged that drive on damage was the cause.

Having advised Mr S on the legal and technical position we prepared a case for the financial ombudsman, including drafting the claim and preparing the evidence. The claim was rejected in the first instance but succeeded on appeal resulting in Mr S receiving a refund of his deposit, along with the finance payments and compensation.

Dealer warranty

Dealers appreciate the benefits of a used car warranty to cover or reduce the costs of inevitable vehicle repairs costs but what are the legal requirements: do you have to put a warranty on a car, should it be 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. 

Many motor dealers are unsure about the warranty and the legal rights under Consumer Rights Act 2015 and what happens when things don't go to plan and the warranty won't pay out and what rights to you have.  

We can help you understanding your legal rights and the legal risks of the motor trade whether you're a private buyer or a car dealer, motor trade lawyers offer peace of mind.

Trading standards law

Advertising cars on Autotrader, Ebay or Motors.co.uk can be a tricky business. Car dealers who misdescribe  the condition or mileage or offering an unroadworthy car for sale are offences under trading standards law, which could result in a fine or even imprisonment. Motor trade lawyers are second hand car legal experts offering advice, guidance, policies and procedures - prevention is better than cure.

Driving force for the motor industry

Motor industry lawyers is headed by Philip Harmer, who started his working life as a motor dealer, progressing to independent used car retailer and body shop business owner in London & Kent before being employed by Mercedes-Benz Retail Group and the Mercedes-Benz division of  Jardine Motors while completing his legal training.

motor industry lawyers

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