Administrators to find buyer for Autofocus and its assets

Credit hire reporting firm Autofocus has entered administration.

The company, which has been at the centre of a legal dispute with credit hire firm Accident Exchange for almost a year, has appointed Southampton-based administrators Harrisons.

Joint administrators, Paul Boyle and John Sallabank, will keep the business trading in the short term in order to find a buyer for the business and company assets.

"The joint administrators are intending to trade the business throughout the marketing period in order to maintain a continuous and seamless service to the customers and end users," Autofocus said in a statement.

In the ongoing credit hire rate dispute with Accident Exchange, Autofocus suffered a blow earlier this month when the Court of Appeal threw out its witness immunity claim.