It is a partnership .
Was it a partnership bank account, ie in that trading name?
yes.It was a partnership account in the business name with both of us as account holders .The new bank account was with a different bank with just him as the account holder .I am not sure in which name
Yes this could be illegal.
This is because the account belongs to both of you. The money therefore belongs to both of you.
This could be both fraud (false representation ie security issue) and possibly theft
You should report it to the Police
You should also seek a Court freezing order preventing him from taking money out of the account.
For more details of a freezing order please see:
But you can get a Court order to stop any disposition of any money
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you that was very helpful