Yes, it was.
Thee work was only done a week ago, too!
My wife noticed problems on tight turns after getting the car back, so we took it back to them to test.
Their position is that they didn't test the steering from lock to lock! Just quoted us £3000 for a new rack, pump, bushings, etc.
Yes, there was no issue before that we were aware of. I'm really peeved that they had to unbolt and move the rack and steering column to take the sump off, but didn't notice any issues. Apparently it is only when you turn lock to lock that the piston over extends. I'm no mechanic, but when I take stuff apart I test it fully when I put it back together.
OK, I'll give it a try. They seem very resistant to admitting any liability at the moment. I find it hard to believe that when you unbolt and move a steering rack and steering column, then refit it, you wouldn't test the steering fully before releasing the car! Just from a safety point of view, at least. I guess that's the angle to pursue.