Hello, I am Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor. I have been an expert on this website in UK law since 2008. During that time, as you appreciate, I have answered thousands of questions from satisfied users on a variety of subjects.Because we are all in practice with clients and court and other users, I might not always respond in minutes, particularly evenings and weekends. Please bear with me in that case. I will be online and off-line all day today.It is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with me while I gather some further information from you in order for me to be able to advise you fully.How much more was it sold for? Have you thought about referring this to the police?This is fraud.
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I was Informed at the Time that the Painting had realized the Sum of
£5000-00 but have found out that the Actual Sale brought the Sum of £6,800-00,Thank You J C
Hi Law, Thank you for your reply, but I do know that I can still bring an action against the offender, But I was Hoping to avoid this, with every thing which
this action would entail,I Have been informed that it would be Possible for me to appoint an arbitraitor to act on my Behalf which hopefully would add a Bit More 'Clout' to my Request for reimbursement of the Money Owed me by this Company, Thank You Jim Crawford
Hi Law Sorry for the delay in answering your last e-mail, but just before we conclude our session, I would like you to give me a little more guidance, well a Problem which I can see arising is this ,Despite checking with my Bank,(They only have records going back 6,Years also) I can not find a Trace of the Cheque which he gave me at the Time,which was £5000.00 Less Commission of £750.00 (15% at the time) and I cannot find any trace of this amount being Paid into any of my Accounts, so All I have is word of Mouth at that time as he informed me by Telephone, I Have written Proof from independent Companys of the amount it actually brought I.E. £6,800
and this also is 'Verified' by His company, despite the Fact that he tried to tell me that this Figure Could of been given out by Mistake by One of His Employees at the Time, so I suppose my Evidence is a Bit Shakey!!
Incidentally He is not Aware of this at the moment, I look forward to receiving your kind reply,Thank You, XXXXX XXXXX
Hi Law, Thanks again for your Answer,have you any Ideas as to how I might be able to induce him to admit to this , and how I could Retain this evidence ? Thank You J. C.
if you haven't raised it yet, and you thought of saying that your accountant needs the information, can he (the seller) tell you how much it sold for?
HI Law thanks again for your answer, but I do have evidence of the Price which the painting brought, it is evidence of the Amount which he said it brought ,and of which he Paid Me which I have Lacking ,
Thanks again J C.
Hi again Law, Sorry I am not to clear as to your Answer, my answer is that I
have Proof of what the Painting Brought IE £6,800.00
But I Have no proof that he Only Paid me £5,000.00 Les Commission ,
Because of the Fact that I could not find any written proof that he only Paid me the sum of £5,000.00,it was all done by Telephone, and the Cheque
he Paid me ,Just a Cheque and no Paper work, I suppose it is possible
if he has experienced doing this before, he maybe intended 'Covering' his tracks in Advance by avoiding giving me anying in writing as a future precaution !
Maybe I am playing with a very Astute Individual ! J C.
Hi again Law, I know I am going over the same ground But I am afraid if I did ask him for Proof of what he Paid me I am afraid he would be Suspicious Immediately , it would look to him that I did not have a Record of his Payment to Me ,otherwise why would I be Requesting that he should tell me how much he had Paid me, oh and maybe I did'nt tell you from the Beginning that I have informed him more than Once that I have 'Proof' of the Sum which the 'Painting Brought ' I suppose I reallise at this Stage now, that Unless I can Furnish Proof of the Amount he Paid me in 2004 it looks as though he is going to get away with this Fraud, Thanks Again J C
PS I have Rated your advice as Very Good