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It may be a device to avoid payment so if this goes to the Tribunal both companies will need to be there and take the referee through the invoices to show which company is owed money and how much. Then the customer will need to prove the work was faulty. So if he pays the wrong company they should reject anything not actually owed but to the other company. If the money is passed over between the companies this may show he has paid the first company whereas he owed the second