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Did you sign any contract with the new team? Did you give them an option to put right before you moved? Have you paid the original team anything please?
I didn't no - I didn't with the original team either, although I'm aware that agreement in email nowadays can be classed as a contract. I gave them plenty of option and time to put it right and they couldn't as they said what I had been promised wasn't within a budget they could work to. I haven't paid the original team anything.
If you gave them an option and they did not do the work, then there can be no breach of copyright.
If they try and issue proceedings against you, you could defend and COUNTER CLAIM against them
For example if they trying and claim £500 from you and lets assume the project was going to originally cost £2000 and it now costs £3000 you would be able to counter claim the EXTRA £1000 costs for breach of contract.
But no, there is no breach.
At the very most you MAY have to pay them for the work done to date, but the above still applies, you could still sue for the extra costs and breach of contract.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?