Harrison Drury has successfully acted for Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement after applying for a summary judgment and costs in a claim brought against the company.
A dispute arose after the client was asked by another firm of solicitors to recover an employment tribunal award worth £19,518.47 from a North West firm.
The company involved then issued court proceedings against both Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement and the solicitors who had instructed them to collect the debt.
Harrison Drury successfully applied for summary judgement against this. This is a procedure by which a party may dispose of a claim without it going to trial.
In this case, it was argued that Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement had not exceeded their authority in acting upon the instructions it was given, and that in any event the company had not experienced a real and substantial grievance.
The case highlights the wide protection available to High Court Enforcement Officers and the potential implications of bringing claims against them.
James Robbins, solicitor at Harrison Drury said: “Our objective was to bring this litigation against our client to an end as quickly as possible. The case demonstrates that summary judgment can be a useful tool in the appropriate circumstances to promote the swift resolution of cases.
“It not only avoids long running litigation and mounting costs, but also minimises the impact on a defendant’s reputation, which was particularly important in this case.”
For more information, or to find out more about summary judgments or any other aspect of legal disputes call James Robbins on 01772 258321.
James is part of the team at Harrison Drury solicitors in Preston, specialising in dispute resolution and providing excellent legal advice. We also have a team of lawyers in Lancaster, Garstang and Kendal who are happy to provide help with a wide range of legal issues.