Since requesting your assistance i have been in email contact with the "administrator" who was responsible for the clearance of the "Fastframe" premises. I attach correspondence for your information as it throws up additional points. I do have a receipt
t from fastframe, Customer Order Number 01501 dated 21 July 2014.
The painting is a family item and physically irreplaceable.
However, the Fastframe value stated £70.
It has disappeared.
There is no trace of the painting.
A means of establishing whether the painting was perhaps at the late shop owner's private property and therefore not available to the administrator who cleared the shop.
How should I pursue my claim when the administrator has stated that the late Mr Bell's, (shop owner), estate is insolvent with no chance of compensation?
I assume any legal action would have to be, "civil?"
I would expect the court to question those who benefited from the late Mr Bell's estate and to question Mr Bell's shop assistant.
Would any such legal action prove disproportionately expensive?
I don't know whether any person/s benefited from the estate.
I can only assume my painting was, say, removed from the frame, rolled up, and taken home, by the late Mr Bell.
Thank you for your thoughts, much appreciated.
I think I have no option but to leave things in abeyance.