a final question Ben,
Thank you btw for your patience. Your answer already had been highly elucidating. I can certainly see why everyone needs a good lawyer in their life!!
So, today (A) sent me an email basically saying I am harassing him by chasing my money. He is a very slippery character as you might be starting to gather and a lot of what he does is highly premeditated.
He sent me a link about harrassment trying to essentially make me go away - but in truth, beyond telling him how upset I am about all of this and numerous letters following up his last email which detailed his acknowledged amount owed to me written by his own hand (on email in print), I am surely entitled to have chased on multiple fronts (it is not an inconsequential amount of money).
I feel that there is an element extortion on his part, since in the UK - if you hire employees and offer them a contract; sure it is right for me to assume that until the day one is fired and provided one has tried to the best of one's ability to execute his duties (assumed here is that the recruiters will have carried out the requisite due diligence prior to an offer being made in order to deduce the appropriateness and fit of a prospective employee - before making that person an offer of employment and signing a contract to that effect.
If they have hired someone and later discovered (subjective/objective) that person to, in their opinion be "inappropriate" for the role - they are bound by the contract and exposed to the salary owed and cannot claim that an employee is owed zero - which is what they or rather (A) is technically trying do here, and then using threats such as "harrassment" to try and fob me off.
Thanks. Please answer those last questions as faithfully as you have all the rest, and I am sure thereafter I can let you move on.