Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Did the coder work for you or was it sub contracted out? If sub contracted out, did you sign any contract or terms please?
It was subcontracted out but there wasnt a contract at all
What is the total fee and what is the disputed element please?
its £10,000 i have paid £7,000 and the rest is disputed.
Ok - so only £3,000. How did you engage them for the job please?
sorry its £7,000 thats owed, he was engaged verbally for the project and by email exchange
And nothing was ever mentioned that they would use the code for themselves before this dispute?
Have you paid the £3,000 you accept please?
no never mate and i have paid the £3000 i accept
Ok - well you have 2 options.
You can either wait until they take you to Court for the balance or see if they use the code for themselves.
If they do at that point you could take out an injunction
Or you could apply for an injunction
Apply now for an injunction to prevent them.
You would need to complete forms N1
ok so should i basically do nothing until they do something
You are asking the Court that they are prohibited from using the code.
The Court would then issue the claim and list the matter for a hearing. At the hearing the Judge would decide whether the matter is contested and if it is, to set the matter down for a final hearing.
The Judge would then decide whether to make an interim injunction order.
ok mate i think i understand that. What a great service you provide. Thanks
If the Court makes the order and they breach it, they can be sent back to Court for contempt of Court. A Judge can warn, fine or send them to prison
But if you want to protect your position and the code you can either wait to see if they use it, or issue an injunction now.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
no thats perfect great
sorry how much does a injunction cost
An injunction is £280 to issue.
ok thanks alex thats wonderful thanks a lot