Hi, Thank you. I will deal with each point in turn:
(i) In relation to the skip company, the date you put them on notice to remove the skip really you should not be liable for any further charges. If you put pressure on them and say you put them on notice and therefore require a discount, I am sure you will be able to negotiate one. That said I would then pay this once a price is agreed, as the invoice and service was requested by your client personally and you do not want them to start interfering with his credit score. If he then wants to recover the money from the company - he could just sue them in the county court if they refuse to pay on the basis that this was a service for company solely - he will need some evidence to show this, does he have any recollection Company of how they agreed to pay for the skip?
(ii) Harassment by the limited company. I would write back to the limited company and say you deny any breach of restriction placed on your client. Say phone records are not conclusive evidence that he solicited any clients in breach of his commitment to the company. Say if they continue to pursue him for money he reserves the right to:
(a) Deem it unlawful harassment under S.40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970 - which is a criminal offence;
(b) You will vigorously defend any claim and hold the company responsible for any costs incurred in defending the claim.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards AJ