Stormcatcher Motor Industry Lawyers offer expert car sales, repair and finance legal advice and dispute resolution services to car dealerships, motor traders and private clients.
We advise on all aspects of consumer motor law including but not limited to rejecting a used car, your used car consumer rights when buying a car from a dealer, mis-selling claims and used car warranty law.
With over 30 years’ motor trade experience we have unparalleled knowledge of vehicles and the problems that arise from classic car restoration gone wrong, dodgy vehicle repairs, clone or write off cars.
The most common complaints to dealer include, car not fit for purpose, car not of satisfactory quality, misrepresentation, fake service history and bought a car with outstanding finance.
We are different from motor solicitors or high street law firms who offer motor trade law advice or handle faulty car complaints and car problems. Crucially, we are automotive specialists with unique experience and retail motor industry insight.
This means we know how the business works, we know how car traders think, dealerships operate and finance companies deal with used car consumer rights complaints from customers who want to reject a used car.
Advising consumers as well as the motor trade, adds to our depth of knowledge and is highly influential in developing successful strategies whether you are looking to make a claim or having to defend one.
Our unparalleled insight and unique skill set has led to us becoming the leading law firm for car dealerships, repairers, restorers, car buyers and collectors.
Used Car Expert
As well as being automotive specialists, motor industry lawyers are new and used car experts.
Having spent nearly 30 years in and around the car trade, with over half that time spent as a successful used car trader and motor dealer; we have first-hand knowledge of a huge range of motor vehicles.
This expertise extends to all types of motor vehicle with specific expertise in prestige cars, supercars and collector cars, such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Range Rover and Ferrari.
However, we are equally at home with a Mini as a Maserati, a Land Rover as a Lamborghini or an Astra as an Aston Martin.
Whatever the vehicle the chances are we’ve bought it, repaired it, sold it or dealt with a problem with it.
Simply we know the law, the cars, the tricks of the trade and the car trade inside out and are the go-to law firm for all motor vehicle related legal issues and for a fraction of the cost of solicitors.
We offer an annual membership to our car dealer club giving car dealerships, repairers and traders unlimited access to legal advice, unlimited casework, letters, documents and complaint handling.
Our direct access model means you have your own dedicated motor lawyer meaning you never have to explain yourself twice.
Our unrivalled experience and knowledge mean we understand the language and the specifics of the problem allowing us to respond quickly and effectively.
Stormcatcher motor industry lawyers have a down to earth approach to car sales, trading standards law, accident repairs, servicing, financial and motor industry legal services: we talk your language.
If you’ve bought a faulty car, have tried to get a refund but the dealer refuses, or you want to know your rights when buying a used car from a dealer we can help.
Understanding the technical and characteristics of your car is important when trying to establish the vehicle was not of satisfactory quality or not fit for purpose.
Applying these facts and how different problems develop is central to determining the cause and liability of what is, in essence, a breach of contract claim under consumer rights laws.
This in-depth and thorough understanding of the motor vehicles, the market and the methods people use to defraud car buyers is essential and central to success. Car dealers know in an instant when a motor solicitor doesn’t know what they’re talking about and so do we.
Our fixed price dispute resolution helps car buyers manage their costs, putting them on an equal footing with the seller.
Used Car Warranty Law
Dealers rely on the benefits of a warranty to cover or reduce the future costs of inevitable vehicle repairs but what are used car warranty law requirements. Do you even have to put a warranty on a car, should it be 3 months, 6 months or 12 months.
Many motor dealers are unsure about warranties and the legal rights under The Consumer Rights Act 2015 as well as what happens when things don’t go to plan and the warranty won’t pay out and what rights you have. The same is true for car buyers, what do you do if the warranty won’t cover the repair?
We can help you understand your used car warranty 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 offer an unroadworthy car for sale are liable to prosecution 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.
Used Car Consumer Rights Laws
Used car consumer rights laws are by far the most common complaint and the source of the most confusion between motor solicitors, car buyers and dealers. Number one on the list is how to reject a used car because it’s not fit for purpose, followed by I’ve been sold an unroadworthy car, bought a car on finance broken down and I want to return a car on finance.
Trying to apply the facts surrounding the car problems to consumer rights laws and striking a balance between the rights of the dealership and the consumer is not easy.
It’s not just about the age, mileage and price of the car but the reasons for the fault or failure and whether or not it is in the reasonable contemplation of the parties. Defences have succeeded in relating to the issue being a characteristic of the vehicle, which does seem to suggest you could just simply by a bad car.