Guys, I appreciate that asking legal questions on the interent leaves one open to all sorts of Lionel Hutz buffoonery and as such I'm just asking for a general pointer. My partner works as a mortgage broker and left a company at the start of August, a company she had been with for just under a year. In April the company launched a marketing campaign with ambitious sales targets which 3 of the 4 reps achieved, my partner being one of them. For this they were 'gifted' an iPad as a well-done. Fast forward to last Tuesday, partner gets a phone call from the Police saying the ex-boss wants his iPad back and has got the Police involved re. theft. He is arguing that the i~Pads are company property and were issued for work purposes. Partner adamant gifted. This is backed up in a number of ways. first of all the conversation with reps and company owner. 'Hit these figures and I'll get you a shiny new iPad to incentivise you. 2) the rep who didn't make the target got no iPad. 3) If it was company issue, surely there would be some paperwork to show this, after all you don't just dish these things out like smaerties and 4) if it was company issue, why was it not issued when she joined the company? Plod are popping round at 4pm today for a home visit and chat. any opinions or advcie on what to expect. I would imagine from my limited knowledge of the law that this is a civil dispute and not one within the Police remit. would they want to get involved in essentially what is a spat between salespeople? Any comments appreciated. And no, i won't be posting pics of her norks either.