In February 2013, we served a notice before legal action against Westminster Collections, a coin marketing company with a £23 million turnover, now owned by 288 Group. for copyright infringement.
We indicated that we would settle for £5,000 plus a number of undertakings, and that this figure was not negotiable. They made what we consider to be a paltry offer of £2,000. Good try!, but we were not amused, and passed the file to our solicitors, Pannone of Manchester, with instructions to proceed.
We have now received £5,000 compensation, plus our legal fees of about £1,250; we presume that Westminster’s legal fees came to a similar amount, putting their total cost up to between £7,000 and £7,500; they should have taken us more seriously to start with and saved themselves a few thousand pounds.