Over the last decade certain members of the firm have acquired specialist expertise in the law and practices relating to the increasingly valuable collectors’ car market.
Consequently, we have decided to establish a dedicated team of solicitors and support staff, who are not only experienced in their own specific legal disciplines, but also have a life-long enthusiasm and knowledgeable expertise of almost every aspect of car ownership. In short: “We Speak Motors”.
The Healys Collector Car Solicitors Group can provide all of the services expected of lawyers, including commercial law aspects of acquisition such as title and contracts, estate and inheritance tax planning and litigation and mediation in the event of dispute.
More importantly, we have come to understand that issues relating to motors can often be resolved efficiently by looking beyond the strict confines of the legal world. Classic car ownership involves matters where other specialists play an important part, and in many cases they can facilitate pragmatic and financially sound outcomes.
As a result, over the years we have set up strong and effective working relationships with a variety of local and international specialists, including accountants, auctioneers and insurers, amongst others, with the best applicable expertise tailored to the matters in hand. In this way we have all but instant access, both formally and informally, to the right people.
This practice has recently developed into a distinguishable branch of the law accelerated in part by the extraordinary growth in value of classic, collector and race cars. Obvious legal solutions are not always readily identifiable and case law remains sparse, but we have found that solutions to problems are frequently achieved by taking a collaborative rather than contentious approach.
This comes from many years of experience representing clients in similar situations.
17th December 2019
The wealth invested in the classic and collector car market has created growing demand for the services of the courts. Head of Classic Cars, Clive Robertson explains why.
6th August 2019
Buying a classic at auction can be a minefield. Our motoring specialist solicitor steers you through it. Continue reading »
29th July 2019
Ferrari’s 250GTO is now officially considered an artwork – in Italy, at least. But what are the wider implications of this landmark ruling?
13th September 2018
More deliberation and responsibility needs to be brought to transactions by dealers, buyers and sellers in the classic car world, say London Solicitors Healys LLP, following the distressing news which was announced yesterday in the classic car world of the appointment of administrators to the troubled historic car sales, restoration and preparation business JD Classics which had publicly been perceived as a beacon in the sector. Continue reading »
25th April 2018
Solicitors Healys have stepped in to safeguard a unique collection of motoring memorabilia worth more than £250,000, which is owned by the Guild of Motoring Writers (GoMW). Continue reading »
8th April 2021
1st April 2021
Workplace whistleblowing is an act of good citizenship and the law frowns deeply on employers who fail to respond appropriately. An Employment Tribunal (ET) made that point in awarding substantial compensation to an NHS nurse who complained of racism and bullying on the ward where she worked. Continue reading »
30th March 2021
The advent of the internet means that spotless professional reputations, built up over decades, can be traduced at the click of a button. As one case showed, however, if you are on the receiving end of such treatment, you don’t have to take it lying down. Continue reading »
29th March 2021
Health and safety and licensing rules that apply to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are strict and landlords who fail to abide by them can expect stiff financial penalties. However, in an important decision, the Upper Tribunal (UT) found that the landlords of three HMOs were effectively criminalised without a fair hearing. Continue reading »
22nd March 2021
There are very good reasons why you should instruct a solicitor both to draft your will whilst you are still hale and hearty and to regularly update it. A High Court ruling served as a sad example of what can happen otherwise. Continue reading »