In 2014, I entered into a business partnership with a close friend. We purchased a company from liquidation, which I paid the total amount for, with a verbal agreement for the business partner to pay back half of the purchase price over a period of time - interest-free. There was also a verbal agreement that whilst we were working on building up the company we would only take 2 weeks a year for holidays, which was agreed upon. Over the 22 months of him being a director, I found that he was not correctly directing or guiding the employees on jobs they were doing, (employees found him very hard to approach) this created mistakes & loss of profit on jobs. His attitude was appalling & the employees were affected by this attitude issue. A major lack of communication on his behalf to employees & director was also noted. A few large jobs he showed poor management of & took no care with the work, which ended up costing the company money, in turn, this made it very difficult to pay bills & the company got behind on paying the tax, which we are still trying to catch up till this day. In mid-2015, he wanted to take a holiday, but decided that he couldn't afford it. 2 weeks before his family went on holidays he decided he was going to go. In this time, we had an employee leave, which the company had to pay out the money's owing to the ex-employee, which left no money to pay the director for his holidays. In late 2015 the director decided to resign & finish up just before Christmas. I tried to have a discussion with him about the business & putting it up for sale. He said he didn't care & he just wanted to leave. He made no attempt to pay me back any of the money's owing to me from the purchase of the company & is now demanding the company pay him his holiday pay. Is the company liable to pay him his holiday pay, 2 weeks as per verbal agreement? Is he responsible (liable) for the debt incurred in the company when he was a director? Is he still liable to pay me back the money's owing from the purchase of the company? Is he responsible for failing in his director's duties, by misinforming employees, poor workmanship on work, bad attitude? Any information about this regarding commercial law would be great. Thank you in advance.