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Thanks, ***** ***** are fatal flaws in that contract from your description :
1. a contract must be made with the limited company, or it's trading name. If not, you can argue the parties are incorrectly named - an essential term is the party is correctly identified;
2. you have no locus to sign as you are just a shareholder - only a director of a limited company can sign, not a shareholder;
3. Ditto - you are not CEO, so another incorrect term in the contract; and
4. this is not fatal for a contract to be valid but the above would be enough to mean the contract is fatally flawed in its execution and should be amended (if you agreed) or terminated.
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The monthly payments can point towards an acquiescence of the faults in the contract - so the next step would be to write to terminate it, and flag up that if they sue in the courts, the claim is likely to fail due to incorrect party names inter alia other faults with the contract - I do not know if you want the payments back but if you do, you can issue a claim at http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk after sending them a letter before action giving them 30 days to reimburse you
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Hi, when I mentioned paragraph 4, this was in response to your question of whether a lack of company number/VAT number causes a problem - I said it was not fatal to the contract (unlike points 1-3)