Following the recent credit hire event held by FOIL, draft directions have been put together with a view to narrowing the issues. The draft directions will be forwarded to MASS for review and agreement. Key provisions cover spot hire rates, witness evidence and early identification of impecuniosity by providing documentation two weeks from the date of directions. Failure to do so will debar the claimant from claiming impecuniosity at trial. Claimants will be required to provide documentary evidence of earnings and bank/credit card statements for a period of 2 or 3 months prior to the accident/commencement of the credit hire agreement, depending upon whether the claim is within Small or Fast/Multi track.

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