Securing substantial damages and costs

Rachel acted for a client who had entrusted his prestige car to the Director of a company purporting to specialise in car sales.

The agreement had been an oral one and so there was very little documentation to substantiate what Rachel’s client said had been agreed. Rachel’s client had not received the money due to him and the car had since been sold on to a dealer.

Rachel secured damages for the client of over £20,000 including £4,000 to compensate him for the loss of use of his car.

In addition, costs of over £20,000 were awarded to Rachel’s client with payment to be made immediately.