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.
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 »
17th July 2019
Schedule 1, Paragraph 5(1) of the Equality Act 2010 states that an impairment is to be treated as having a substantial adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities if it would be likely to have that effect without measures being taken to treat or correct it. However, Paragraph 5(3) makes an exception in relation to the impairment of a person’s sight, to the extent that it is ‘correctable by spectacles or contact lenses or in such other ways as may be prescribed’. Continue reading »
16th July 2019
We often repeat the mantra that whenever a potential dispute arises, taking prompt legal advice is critical. Continue reading »
15th July 2019
Unreasonable delay in fulfilling the terms of a contract is an unwise policy, as a recent dispute that ended up in the Court of Appeal shows. When a developer wished to build an ice-skating rink, its first priority was to secure a clear title to the development site. The contract entered into with the vendor required the developer to use ‘reasonable endeavours’ to fulfil certain conditions as soon as reasonably practicable so as to trigger an overage payment of £1.4 million on top of the initial payment made for the purchase of the site. Continue reading »
4th July 2019
In two recent articles we looked at the law and procedures of Coronial Inquests in some detail. Our first article, ‘What happens at an Inquest (and other frequently asked questions)’ gave an overview of the Inquest procedure. During the course of this blog we asked, and provided answers to, questions such as, ‘When is an Inquest required?’, ‘What is the purpose of an Inquest?’, ‘What will happen at an Inquest?’ and a number of other common issues that face those involved in the Inquest procedure. Continue reading »
3rd July 2019
Leading law firm, Healys LLP, are delighted to announce that they have teamed up with national accountants Kingston Smith LLP to be part of Brighton’s Pride Parade, which takes place on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Continue reading »