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the half months pay would be around 2000GBP.
It would be important for me to have a feeling if there is a binding legal contract between myself and the company.
As they are saying I did not respect the notice period.
I never signed a new contract after the initial one which was bound to 3 months (ending April 30th).
Yes, the same pay. No contract but continued sending invoices.
Under the old contract I would have 30 days notice, so I suppose they could ask me for that if that old contract would still hold.
There is nothing specifiying handover conditions i think.
It is almost certain that a contract would have been in place. It is not necessary for a contract not be in writing or signed by both parties to be valid and often contracts can take the form of a verbal agreement or even be implied trough the parties' actions.
So in your case the fact that you continued to work for this employer and be paid in return would certainly imply that some form of contract was implied and was in place.
The issue then becomes what the terms of such a contract would be. That is not easy to determine and will often depend on the individual circumstances , intentions of the parties, etc. It may also be the case that if you had continued to undertake more or less the same duties as the initial written contract, for the same pay and without a break between contracts, that it would be implied the same contract had continued to apply.
So a contract will have been in place it's just the terms that are going to be uncertain. In terms of the payment, that would be difficult for the employer to refuse to pay you. They would need to show that you had acted in fundamental breach of contract and that you had failed to adhere to the terms of the contract you had with them. In other words that you had not done what was required of you under the contract. However in the absence of anything in writing claiming this would be rather difficult by the employer so even if you leave and give a reasonable notice period you should still be entitled to payment.
I am going offline shortly, please let me know if this has answered your query or f you need me to clarify anything?
Hello again, was your original question answered last night?