Motor Trade Law
Motor Trade Law refers to the legislation relating to buying, selling and repairing motor vehicles. Commonly this relates to cars sold by a car dealer to a consumer but can cover trade to trade deals as well as motorhomes, caravans trucks and horse boxes.
Stormcatcher Motor Trade Law Services aim to provide car dealers, finance companies and repairers with the most comprehensive legal advice, support and dispute resolution services delivered by automotive specialists and motor lawyers.
Our insight and unrivalled knowledge and experience of all types of cars, vehicles and the motor trade sets us apart from traditional motor industry lawyers, solicitors and law firms providing so-called legal solutions for the motor trade.
Renowned for our accessible, straight-talking, common sense, car sales legal advice and effective solutions has led to us being the leading choice amongst dealers, traders and dealerships. We not only know the law but the cars and the motor industry inside out.
Motor Legal Protection
Many car traders and dealerships are put off of by the usual motor solicitors, barristers & the legal profession because of the cost and a lack of technical knowledge of cars and no knowledge of how the motor trade works. As a result, otherwise avoidable complaints quickly escalate and turn into expensive legal problems.
Motor trade law services have been developed to meet this need, offering garages, dealerships a fixed fee, low-cost motor trader legal protection package. Our motor legal protection includes limited access to a used car laws legal advice, unlimited casework, unlimited legal letters and legal documents and unlimited dispute resolution.
Not limited to used car laws and car sales complaints, our expertise extends to car repair issues both mechanical and body shop.
Importantly, motor trade legal protection is administered by lawyers born with the motor trade in their blood, bringing the dynamism and entrepreneurial personality of a motor dealer with the incisive mental attitude of a barrister.
As motor lawyers from a motor trade background we understand the frustration in trying to get hold of a motor solicitor, having to repeat the story over and over again and getting legal advice that only a lawyer can understand.
When a dealership becomes a Stormcatcher Motor Lawyer client, they get their own dedicated motor lawyer and direct access to them by phone or email when you need it. Importantly, we get to know you, your business and act like your own in-house legal department.
The affordable annual retainer fee gives you unlimited access to your motor lawyer and unlimited letters, drafting contracts and dispute resolution for less than traditional motor solicitors.
Motor legal protection aims to help car traders be wise before the event, keep you out of trouble and out of court, increasing your time to sell cars and make money. As a result, the annual retainer fee does not include court fees or court representation simply because we don’t want you to pay for legal services you’re not going to use.
If you do get a claim, we’ll guide you through the process from start to finish.
With over 90% of vehicles sold on finance, complaints to Financial Ombudsman Service have risen by 67% placing pressure on businesses to effectively deal with the over 5000 HP related complaints per year. Our service extends to offer legal opinion and case management for FOS complaints drawing on our expertise and rate of success.
Warranty claims and second-hand car warranties are one of the biggest sources of customer complaints. What’s covered and what’s not, the claim limit doesn’t cover the cost of the repair, what happens if the claim is rejected and can the customer get the car repaired and send you the bill expecting you to pay for it are all sources of contention.
Automotive Sector Lawyers
Our direct access comprehensive UK motor industry law business model operates without expensive city offices and support staff, giving clients the mobile number and direct email address of their own automotive lawyer and motor dealer law legal expert 7 days a week.
Extra Value Motor Dealer Legal Services
Unlimited motor trade law & employment law legal advice, documents & dispute resolution
£1,195 + VAT*
Retailer & Repairer
Unlimited motor trade law legal advice, documents letters & dispute resolution
£695 + VAT*
Unlimited phone legal advice letters & dispute resolution all aspects of motor industry law
£2,999 + VAT*
Direct access to a specialist lawyer
Legal documents, contracts & letters in 48 hours
Unique industry experience & insight
The Real Deal
The motor trade law services department was founded by Philip Harmer, Corporate Counsel and Commercial Arbitrator, in 2014. With 20 years in the trade, he recognised a growing need for car dealers, retailers & repairers to have access to more accessible, relevant & practical motor trade law legal advice & services.