Hello, I am a member of a committee we have just had a change of leadership within our group and the old group leader has handed over a bill for a substantial amount of money. As our Organisation and information handbook states that Payment of Group Accounts The Group Support Committee shall approve each payment from its funds. Payments, other than those of a repetitive or routine nature, shall be made only after consultation with the Group Council. I have gone through the minutes of the last nine months of meetings and no mention is made of the monies that are owed. no request for purchases made. We have paid one third of the bill and are willing to pay the other amount that is outstanding when we have the finances but we have just received a letter of demand from a solicitor instructing us to pay the amount in full within seven days. We have access to funds but we don't believe that we should have to dip into money that has been given to us in grants for other projects. We don't believe that this money should be paid as they did not follow committee rules as they were husband and wife and the only signatories of the account. My question is do we have to pay this money now and if we don't are we going to be up for the money spent by these people if they have to fight through a solicitor to get the money sooner. I mean are we in the wrong and do we have to pay?