Rachel was instructed by a very large and well known international company defending claims which challenged its ability to terminate at its discretion contracts it had entered in to. Had the claims succeeded, the implications for Rachel’s client could have been very serious indeed. Default Judgment had been obtained in one claim and so Rachel was required to obtain permission from the court to set aside that Judgment and to then persuade the court to strike out or give summary judgment on both claims.
In the course of a lengthy hearing Rachel succeeded in getting the default judgment set aside and then in getting one claim struck out and the other dismissed by way of summary judgment. She also obtained a costs order in favour of her client. Rachel’s client was extremely relieved by the outcome of the hearing and grateful to her for the general advice she had given about the evidence and documentation which was required in order to maximise the chances of a successful outcome for the client company.