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Thank you for the reply. This is helpful, but I would like to ask a bit more. As you point out, the immediate thing is to respond to the action against my wife, but you do not give any indication of how we should answer it, given the "brief" facts that I have presented.
If it is possible, it would be helpful to get some opinion on that as it is not a normal case of there just being an outstanding invoice that is correctly addressed to my wife. In fact there are no invoices that have been presented at all, despite our continual requests for invoices addressed to UKCO! The liability for UKCO to pay the monthly instalments is accepted and monthly payment is continuing and has never stopped. The claims for the amount outstanding are not accepted and it is known that some payments have not been correctly credited. But some is probably outstanding and every effort is being made by UKCO, in times of tight cash flow, to catch up.
Despite now pursuing my wife via the courts at our address in Munich, at no time has there been anything sent to her here previously.
Many thanks again. Addressing the key points does make a difference. The main thing is still that everything is being done for UKCO, which organisation is liable for the payments and has made all the payments. How is it best to pursue this, in terms of the fact that my wife is not liable? She is only acting for UKCO in this matter and of course helps to organise the payments as most come from abroad. So do we just refute the action completely on that basis?