Hi, I am a small business owner and a sole trader. My ex business partner is making ridiculous allegations against me that I cheated and stole money from her although there is no evidence of this and it is untrue. The business was set up in 2009 with a small investment of £250 each and my parents loaned me almost £17,000 and have given me approximately £9,000 each year since for cash flow. My ex business partner showed no interest in the business from 2010 until the end of her partnership in 2014. She did not contribute investment, time or revenue. Now she is claiming that she should have a share of the money being repayed to my parents and is making all sorts of wild allegations about my parents. I have spoken to an independent tax advisor and a small business owner, both of whom have agreed that there is nothing wrong with my business financial accounts and that they are "squeaky clean"! The problem now is that my parents are receiving abusive texts and messages from members of my ex partner's family and are finding it very distressing. What would be the best way to put an end to this situation? Thanks. I forgot to mention that my ex business partner has taken copies of our bank statements and distributed these among members of her family who in turn have distributed them elsewhere. This makes me very uncomfortable as surely this is confidential information. Thanks
Hello - it was a partnership and I am now a sole trader.