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The Car Lawyer

The Car Lawyer Motor Trade Expert

The Car Lawyer

The car lawyer is the nickname of Philip Harmer best known as a retail motor industry and used car expert. He specialises in car repairs‌‌, motor vehicle restoration and car sales disputes involving Consumer rights act, misrepresentation law‌‌, mis selling and fraud.

Contrary to popular belief he is not a loophole lawyer paid to get dodgy car dealers off the hook but has built a hugely successful business.

Not only does he defend car dealers and motor traders but also advises private clients with claims against car finance companies and automotive businesses. However, his no conflict of interest policy prevents him from advising against existing clients.

His unique expertise, experience and insight into the tricks of the motor trade has led to him becoming in high demand by car dealers, dealerships and private clients throughout the UK and internationally.

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Technical Knowledge

There are motor industry legal services firms, solicitors who will deal with faulty used car claims and car sales complaints and motor trade solicitors but no one has the product and technical knowledge or knows the motor industry better that the car lawyer.

His insight has enabled him to use these technicalities to identify whats wrong with the used car and apply the law to ascertain whether you have a legal right to a repair, the cost of a repair, or some or all of your money back

Renowned for his straight talking, down to earth approach, to used car legal advice and his knowledge on the consumer legal rights and misrepresentation law has left him in high demand.

His insight to the dark side of the car trade and how to deal with‌‌ issues such as a car has been written off and not declared, buying a car with outstanding finance, cloning, ringing and clocking is second to none.

 

misrepresentation law ‌ ‌

Misrepresentation law is a powerful piece of legislation which if successful may result in a claim for rescission or unwind the deal and the customer getting their money back. However it could result in a partial refund or damages in lieu of rescission.

Misrepresentation law‌‌ is classified as a false statement fact, made by the seller which the buyer relies upon in entering into the contract and suffers a detriment as a result. This could be a car being advertise with full service history or one owner when it hasn't or never having been involved in an accident when it has. But in any event misrepresentation law‌‌ is complex and rarely as easy to make claim than it seems.

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Motor trade retained legal service

Philip, offers a bespoke and comprehensive motor trade legal services and consultancy services to independent car dealers main dealers and motor finance companies on a retained subscription basis.

Whether you want to have the car lawyer on hand to provide legal advice, opinion and legal services including compliant handling and dispute resolution or just want to safe guard yourselves we have the service for you.

With 30 years experience in the motor trade both operationally working for Mercedes-Benz UK, Jardine Motors and independent dealers before and during qualifying as a lawyer and being called the the Bar and after, representing dealers, manufacturers and private clients throughout the UK: It's fair to say Philip knows the motor industry inside out.

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Clocking

It is an offence under consumer law for a trader to give false, misleading or deceptive information about the history of a car, including false information about a clocked car, ie changing the genuine odometer reading of the car in order to make the car seem like it has been driven less than it actually has.

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Write Off

Selling insurance ‘write-offs’ isn't illegal and they can be legitimately allowed back on the road, but failing to disclose the car has been crashed is against the rules and maybe against the law if they are beyond repair or structurally compromised and dangerous 

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