Further to your last answer
Legally you are owed the money so you would not be making any unwarranted demands with menaces to make a gain for yourself or a loss to her so as to be blackmailing her and truth is always a defence to any action for defamation.
It may be that the threat of legal action will spur her into paying you.
I have now received a letter claiming I am blackmailing her. Here is an extract below,
By virtue of your own open email below you clearly acknowledge that you were given the choice of the ring or £5,000 in exchange for the £10,000. You clearly accepted this offer and entered into a legally binding contract. You subsequently signed an agreement to that effect. If this was not the case then I question why you signed the agreement in the first place. This will be material evidence against youl
What this does not say is the treat was I accept this or get nothing,
This was a recorded in a conversation when she came to my house, she came in shouting about so I recorded this conversation for my protection against her abuse without her knowledge.
To me, for her to say I accept this or get nothing is blackmail, I was not given a choice.
I have told here solicitor that I have recordings he does not know what and says I cannot use them unless I had her permission and did i inform her that she was being recorded .
That questions are, is it /or was it blackmail and what is my position of the recording. And can they be used.
To make sure that there in no intention of blackmail and that one matter is not related to the other will release the information of her terrible conduct before I continue with legal action.
I presume that will clear up any attempt that I have any intent to blackmail her or to attempt extortion ?