OK, so the 4 faxes didn't turn up, and the letters that were posted on Friday and Monday are neither here nor there. So let's regroup.
Tim has spoken to the people in Leeds again and they can (they say) fax a copy to a branch of their fine establishment. It so happens that there's a branch immediately next door to our solicitor's office, so Tim's put on two jumpers, filled a thermos and taken two thick books with him up to this branch. The theory is he can wait there in front of a human being whilst they get the form faxed over. He won't leave until it happens. He can then take it next door to our solicitor and stand over him until he does what he has to do with it.
Failing this, the return fare to Leeds is £80 and it takes just over 2 hours for each trip.
He's got his mobile on him, so i'll keep in touch with him for regular updates.