Apologies for late response.
The company they have re employed my staff under is the new one.
This "new"company was incorporated 21/10/13..I was still actively working in the salon as our own company and had no clue that my business partner & his wife whom worked with us had done this.
He witheld revenue, bounced the rent to himself as landlord...evicted our business and re let to his wife...the new company.
In the email I received informing me of this, he clearly states that our staff were aware of the situation, had been offered new contracts with the new tenant and had accepted the positions.
Is this lawful?
I appreciate this may be confusing to read.. are you able to access my correspondence with your fellow just answer solicitor? It may clarify the matter.
He has breached the majority of his duties,. and until the eviction action, the options were for me to take it through the courts.. I do not have the funds to be able to do this.
The action you mention, is this a civil litigation matter?
Action fraud have now been informed as advised by numerous solicitors.
I am bemused as to how it is deemed acceptable to behave in the manner my business partner and his wife have.. and to how they will only be held accountable if I pursue through the courts?
Civil litigation would result in costs for me?
Do I need to report any of this to BIS..if so, how?
What or who would determine if this was a criminal offence?
I will look into this.
With regard to the "claim"... what would I be claiming for?
The business has ceased trading, there are debts accruing all of which are deliberate on his part..
He has simply given the building to his wife and changed the name, continued to trade with our staff and pushed me out of my own business.
There is no money in the company, the accountant refuses to correspond with me or answer any discrepancies regarding the accounts.
Am I claiming for me personally, or on behalf of the business?
If it is the business, surely he will benefit from a claim?
I apologise if I am misunderstanding everything, I have been fighting this since September and have had very little support.
Apologies, you misunderstood.
I paid for advice earlier in the week, urgent with maximum detail with a fellow solicitor.
I was then offered 7 days unlimited before our next payment is taken.
My statement re lack of support was not actually aimed here, but at the legal system as a whole.
I shall request any further information be allocated elsewhere.
Thankyou for your time.