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Hello my name is Ross and I can help with this matter.
I would suggest that this is a contractual matter. If, for example you are 50/50 partner's in the business, then you can argue that she is liable for 50% of the cost of the machine. If she refuses to pay then you can take a small claims action against her. However, what you will have to consider is if you can show that she should have been liable for up to half of the cost of the machine. Whether the hire purchase was in your name, both your names or in the business name. If it was solely in your name then you are going to find it slightly more difficult that she should be liable for half of the payment. If it is in the business name then you argue that you are both equally responsible for this cost as directors of the company. This will, of course, depend on your owns situation. I would advise writing to her and advising that you are seeking 50% of the cost of the machine and if no offer is made, or the letter is ignored then you will be intimating legal action. I would look at doing this yourself prior to paying for a solicitor to follow it up as this can become expensive.
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