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My ex business partner is now refusing to sell me the busineses

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My ex business partner is now refusing to sell me the busineses websites dispute it being part of the cessesion of the partnership & implied she could sell them to 2 other businesses who are potential competition. She did buy the websites with her own personal money not the businesses.
Is it worth perusing or can she do this?
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Why is she refusing to sell them? What has happened to them?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Nothing has happened to them, she has broken the agreement we had, Can she do this?

But it was a partnership asset? She agreed to sell to you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It was a tool to make the business function as well as it did but she paid for it with her personal money...I have paid the outstanding monies into our business account inc the cost of the websites & now she has decided that I don't want them because I started looking for new domain names to continue the business with as she was taking so long in transferring the websites into my name as a sole trader.

Ok. She agreed to sell them to you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes, The cessation agreement was drwn up between ourselves, tasks that needed to be done to end the partnership....that was one of them....transfer the ownership of the websites, shes gone back on it, closed the websites & has implied, she could sell them to 2 other competitors.

I have paid for the websites via the business account, she has told me to take the value back out of the bank account but I'd rather not, as it will show I agree to not buy the websites & I have never said or implied I didn't want them.

You need to write and ask that she deliver them up within 14 days or say you will get a Court order. If she refuses then you can issue proceedings and would need to inform N1:
The court would list the matter for hearing and decide whether to make an order asking her to deliver it to you. If she refuses this is breach of a Court order which could be contempt of Court and she can be warned, fined or sent to prison.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you,

Would her selling the websites to the competitors be regarded as potential collateral damage?

What are the costs involved in a court order?

Costs for issuing the claim £280. To hearing it probably £545.
Does that clarify?
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