Officials at Neil Brooks Management helped a young Murray land his role as Irish student Seamus Finnigan in the first two boy wizard movies, 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

However, owner Neil Brooks claims relations with the actor and his family broke down after they allegedly failed to pay commission, as agreed in a 1998 contract, and the Murrays then tried to ditch the talent agent after completing two more instalments of the Potter series.

Brooks maintains he stopped receiving his share of earnings in 2005, and, as of March (16), was due more than $323,800 (£230,000) in fees.

However, Murray, now 27, and his parents Michael and Fidelma, are challenging the accusations, insisting they have handed over more than $111,320 (£79,000).

The civil case was due to be heard in Dublin, Ireland's High Court on Tuesday (05Apr16), but the hearing was postponed until Wednesday (06Apr16) after the Murrays parted ways with their legal representatives.

Ironically, the start of Wednesday's hearing was delayed further due to a shortage of judges, according to