Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. To confirm your wife commenced the work on the basis that it was for a fixed 6 month period? Did she agree to the price reduction on the basis she would have 6 months work guarantee? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. I think the email is sufficient evidence of a contract for a fixed period of six months. The fact that your wife agreed to drop the price in return for a fixed six month period is evidence of a contractual relation. If they terminated the agreement she could sue for breach of contract - damages would be the unpaid term of the contract. Was the email sent from a company email address? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. Absolutely actions are a sign of acceptance. In the absence of a written agreement, you have a verbal one which is evidence by the conduct of each party. Presumably she is owed approximately £10k for the remaining three months. If they wont pay she can commence a small claim against them for breach of contract.
Hi, Thank you. A written agreement would be a signed contract, the emails are evidence of your contract including the terms. It does not matter that she does not have an employment contract. She only needs to evidence that a price and work period was agreed, and that they are terminating this agreement in breach of contract. The limit for small claims is £10k, but you can still use the money claim service and this can still be dealt with in the county court. Kind regards AJ
If I can assist any further please let me know. Kind regards AJ