Oh dear, that's not great news at all.
As matters stand we have agreed to pay half of the costs. But they seem increasingly unhappy about this but are not in full possession of the fact of what happened on the night as their son is keeping this from them. Could they take this money from us and still sue us?
What about the other boys who drove the car?
Do they not have any liability as owners of the car/land property. What if my son had been injured in the course of this?
I am really surprised that leaving their 16 year old son to invite friends over and drive their car on their land has no implications for them?
Presently we are awaiting the full bill from the garage and have agreed as I said to pay 50%. I hope this will be the end of things but what you are saying is that they would be within their rights to ask us to pay the whole amount, and could report this to the police and our son could get a criminal record?
If this is true then I will need to be very careful where I let my son go in future, as we cannot afford this level of liability,
What is your best advice to us to do?