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The High Court has upheld a claim that Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) made for unpaid fees from a former client.
FFW filed a claim last year against US-based mobile entertainment company Rok Entertainment in a bid to recover £73,000 plus interest in alleged unpaid fees.
The firm argued it was instructed by Rok to advise on the acquisition of Inter Credit Group, an English company with Swedish subsidiaries, but Rok was understood to have disputed that it ever instructed the firm.
An FFW spokesperson said: “The firm made an application for summary judgment, which was heard in the High Court. We’re pleased to say that the claim was upheld and Rok was ordered to pay our bills and legal costs in full. The defendant sought leave to appeal but was refused.”