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Principia Law

Principia Law are market leading legal advisors, representing and assisting victims of non-fault road traffic accidents to recover their losses from the negligent party's insurance company. As specialists in the credit hire and repair sector Principia Law’s expertise and knowledge ensures clients get the best representation with the minimum of inconvenience, obtaining settlement wherever possible reducing the need for court involvement.

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Principia Law enjoys an enviable record of success in court, obtaining judgements for settlement and costs. We appreciate that most people are unfamiliar with court matters and they can be daunting - especially when the reason is an insurer unwilling to settle their claim - so we try to ensure clients are made to feel at ease and we’re always on hand to assure you and answer any questions you may have.


Why Choose Principia Law?

Service Promise

Through negotiation or litigation, we secure the best outcome and always put your needs first - providing clear, effective advice.

Unique Experience

Our specialist team can support and guide you, providing peace of mind and the very best expert advice and service.

Customer Satisfaction

We ask for feedback from all our clients to understand how they rate our service and their experience with us.


Principia Law Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. SRA number 599445

Customers Score Us

10 out 10 would use our service again

Each month we survey our clients to understand how they rate our services and obtain feedback about the quality of the services we provide.

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Customers Say

Excellent communication and professionalism throughout the case.

Rated 9 out of 10.

My experience with Principia Law was very pleasant and Ashleigh was very helpful, polite, nice and respectful. I was pleased I chose this company. Well done in settling my claim quickly, very pleased.

Rated 9 out of 10.

Very good service I was really impressed. Thank you so much, a job well done.

Rated 9 out of 10.

Our litigator, Helen, was superb. She was always available to answer questions and spent time to explain things clearly. Helen put us at ease during a stressful period and would happily recommend her and the firm

Rated 9 out of 10.

Kimberley was exceptionally efficient, friendly and polite during the progression of my case. She answered my calls immediately and answered questions fully.

Rated 10 out of 10.

I am grateful to Edward for all his hard work to see this through. As much as I felt overwhelmed by all the paperwork he was there each step of the way by phone or email. He helped me to make sure I understood everything and that I was okay. Thank you much appreciated.

Rated 9 out of 10.

I would like to say I am very pleased with the outcome of the case, and your handling of it. One always hopes to live one’s life without the need for recourse to lawyers, but should the need arise again, Principia will certainly be high on my shortlist.

Rated 9 out of 10.

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Your Case - How the Process Works

When we have been unable to reach agreement with the third party insurer to settle your claim for vehicle hire costs (and or repairs), or the insurer has refused to settle we have to take a more formal approach to recovering the money owed.

Settlement Agreed

Efforts are made at every stage to ensure a fair settlement is reached - avoiding the need for inconvenient and expensive litigation. Often when we provide the facts of the case and our supporting evidence the other party’s legal representatives will engage with us and reach an acceptable agreement.

Telephone Contact

A member of the Principia Law team will contact you. They will explain the reason for the case having to be escalated and explain the next steps - in particular the importance of completing the questionnaire and providing any supporting documents or data. It will also be an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

Questionnaire/Data Collection

To ensure we have all the information to progress your case successfully we ask that you complete a questionnaire. It is important you answer all the questions and provide as much information, supporting documents and data as possible. Even if you have provided the same or similar information before it is an opportunity to ensure we have all the information and it is accurate.

The information and documentation you provide is checked and recorded. We will contact you if you have omitted any details or we have any questions about answers or documentation you have provided.

Your answers and information will enable us to assess your case, prepare a Witness Statement on your behalf and a draft ‘Particulars of Claim’ (essentially all the key pieces of information needed to present your case successfully).

Witness Statement

The Witness Statement drafted on your behalf is sent to you. It is important you check the statement and identify any errors or corrections, returning it to us as quickly as possible. If it requires correction this will be done and it will be returned again for your signature.

Settlement Negotiation

This stage of the process is handled by the Pre Hearing Team. Your dedicated case handler will present the facts of your case to the insurer and attempt to reach a satisfactory settlement of your claim with them.


However, where an insurer refuses to settle or to offer a reasonable settlement, you case will be escalated and the litigation process accelerated - the Hearing team will take over at this point, with more specialist knowledge and skills, they will be progress your case to a successful conclusion.

Hearing Date Confirmed

We will contact you to establish dates that you are able to attend court. If we apply to the court for a hearing and a date is set we will confirm this with you.

The Credit Protection policy provided when you began your claim will ensure that your case is prepared by experts and you are professionally represented at any hearing. They will also take time to ensure the process is explained to you, any concerns or questions are answered and relieve any apprehensions you may have.

As a case progresses towards a hearing date there is often a greater chance of a settlement being reached. To ensure you are kept up to date we will notify you at 14 days, 7 days and the day prior to confirm whether the case has been settled or the Hearing is still progressing. An insurer may choose to make an offer to settle the case at any time up to and including the day of the Hearing.


If you have to attend court we will confirm all the details with you in good time, ensuring you know where and when you must attend and who will be representing you. We’ll answer any questions you may have before the day, and on the day your legal representative will be on hand to advise, help you and make you feel at ease (we appreciate that possibly having to attend court is not a regular occurrence for most people) .

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Contact us about your accident today!

It couldn't be easier, whether you want to arrange a consultation or just want to know more,
simply call us on 0344 6000 111 or click the "Contact Us Now" button and complete our online enquiry.

Registered office: Principia Law Limited, Bowland House, Gadbrook Business Park, Rudheath, Northwich CW9 7TN. Company number 08305964 VAT number 682207047 Principia Law Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. SRA number 5994455