Two IT PR firms are taking legal action against a Year 2000
software manufacturer over unpaid bills.
Both Shaw PR and Chaz Brooks Communications have issued county court
summons against Brighton-based Computer Experts claiming not to have
been fully paid for work carried out at the turn of the year.
Computer Experts, which manufactures a programme designed to test PC
hardware for the Millennium Bug, enlisted Chaz Brooks to undertake their
end-user PR and Shaw PR to cover the trade press.
’When we asked them to pay the bills, they claimed they had only agreed
to use us on an ad hoc basis,’ said George Shaw, managing director at
Computer Experts claims to have agreed a settlement by offering to pay
50 per cent of the disputed invoices. Shaw denies any such deal.
In response, Computer Experts is to counter-sue Shaw PR for
Chaz Brooks Communications is also taking action after failing to reach
a compromise over fees.