Many thanks for your prompt and very clear answers to my questions.
Is there anything you would advise me to do as a precautionary measure at this time?
Please keep in mind that the only personal assets that I have left are now effectively stored in the company's bank account, purely as an attempt at protecting them. Having seen my French bank account emptied, without warning, I am nervous about the same thing happening again. Can you assure me that this is impossible under UK law? Am I right to assume that any action against the company must be taken in a UK court?
Also, can you please confirm your credentials? Are you a qualified solicitor? If so, are you available, if it should become necessary, to represent me (or is that against the rules of JustAnswer)?