APU Limited played a crucial part in three significant credit hire cases in the Court of Appeal:-
- Bent v Highways & Utilities Construction Ltd
- Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management Limited
- McBride v UK Insurance Ltd
The rate evidence provided by APU assisted the Court of Appeal in calculating the basic hire rate for a hire car where the credit hire company provided a nil excess.
APU was instrumental in investigating what was possibly the largest fraud on the civil justice system, putting the spotlight on some of the biggest motor insurers as potential beneficiaries of the alleged ‘industrial scale’ fraudulent practices of Autofocus Limited, a provider of post-accident vehicle hire rate survey evidence, from 2004 until it went into administration in 2010.
In 2012, our client won the right to apply to commit seven individuals involved in Autofocus to prison for contempt of court resulting in a number of successful custodial sentences.