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Hi thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX can help with this.
Is there any evidence at all, such as withdrawing the money from your bank account, or an online transfer?
I can prove some of the money was withdrawn from my account but not necessary that particular account as I keep money at home in my safe and used to give my brother the money as he requested it while in hospital
That's okay. Is this was taken to court, then the only evidence available would appear to be your own evidence, that you paid the loan back to him. To support that (in part) you would show the wirhdrawals etc., and although it's not for the full amount, it suggests your right that you have paid it back. There is no contrary evidence - nobody can say you didn't hand it back and prove that.
If she sued you, then she would have to show you didn't hand it back, and she is likely to find that extremely difficult to do!
My sister-in-law has written to me today to say that as I have not replied to her last letter, although I have replied to two of her previous letters saying that I had given the money to my brother she hereby gives the statutory 14 days notice of her intention to apply to the court for the return of his money to his estate, what does she mean by this?
She's just inisting you pay it, there is no "statutory 14 days notice" period.
If you've replied once, you don't have to keep repeating yourself.
Oh thank you, XXXXX XXXXX suggest that I just ignore her letter as I cannot tell her anything else that I have not already said in my previous letters to her
Maybe you could just write and say that you're not going to say anything different or additional and that you've set out your position already.
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Can she take us to court, would they entertain this claim?
The courts entertain every claim before them, whether she would succeed is another matter entirely!
I doubt she would based on what you've told me!
Do you think it is worth getting a solicitors letter sent to her outlying what I have said or should I wait to see what steps she makes
I'd personally wait, it's a small claims matter anyway, so no point wasting money on lawyers with this.
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