Hi Ben. Thanks for your reply.
I do believe he has the money because every time I speak to him he tells me that he is moving money around to accommodate. Also he uses a factoring company to help with cash flow. Also, I have recently started to talk to the end client who informs me that they have already paid him for the work.
I believe that he is operating as a Limited Company.
Thanks Ben. How do I go about investigating the assets of the company?
Also is there any way I could get the end client involved?
One of the more complicated parts of this situation is that the end Client has paid him for the work, which my company has done and not been paid for. Therefore the end client cannot use the work as the IP still lies with me and my company. The end client can't give me any more money as they have paid him, and he has so far refused to pay me.
Effectively he has stolen £15k from the client and stolen £15k worth of services from me.
Surely thats more than a civil matter?
In addition, if I agree to give the client the work directly, where does that leave me legally if I still haven't been paid for it? What happens to the IP of the work?
Thanks for your help Ben. Just another quick one.
Seeing as I am in contact with the client and the guy involved owes us both, is there a way I can get the end client to take legal action to recover their losses which will give them the chance to pay me instead?
Thanks Ben. Good to have your help. Cheers