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I have reviewed your previous question as well.
I would be grateful if you could clarify one point for me.
For clarity - the Bank was given clear instructions to remove her name from the account prior to the money being withdrawn and they agreed to do so?
So for clarity.
You asked the bank to remove her from the account on three separete occassions.
They lost the paperwork twice and the third time changed their mind about what they wanted you to do.
They said you needed to open a sole trader account - what action did you take about it?
What explanation has your ex given for her actions?
My colleague was a little optimistic in suggesting that you can take legal action against the Bank immediately.
In fact you have two ways forward.
The first is to make a formal written complaint to the bank and ask them to replace the £5,000 on the basis that if they had acted correctly the money could not have been removed.
The second is to take steps to recover the money from your ex either through the divorce proceedings or (unusually) using Money Claim on line
on the basis that she took the money from the firm rather than you personally
Please ask if you need further details
Yes and that is why you can sue her for the return of the money