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Do you have details of any agreement/contract that you have with the registrar?
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Many thanks for your patience. You can argue that you are in effect working through an agency because the registrar is seeking work for you and engaging you to provide your services to an end user. So in effect your contractual relationship would be between you and the agency, that being the registrar. Therefore, your terms of work will be those which have been agreed between you and them. If there was no contractual provision for the cancellation of a job, without incurring any charges r penalties, you may indeed argue that they have acted in breach of contract for cancelling without having the express contractual right to do so. As you have suffered losses as a result, you could pursue them for these. A lot will depend on how far in advance the job was cancelled. If this was done after the event, then you cannot be expected to mitigate your loses by seeking other work as a replacement. However, if the work was cancelled in advance and you could have reasonably been expected to find replacement work, any potential compensation could be reduced.
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Thank you. Whenever a dispute arises over compensation owed by one party to another, the party at fault can be pursued through the civil courts. As legal action should always be seen as a last resort, there are certain actions that should be taken initially to try and resolve this matter informally and without having to involve the courts. It is recommended that the process follows these steps:
1. Reminder letter – if no reminders have been sent yet, one should be sent first to allow the party at fault to voluntarily settle this matter.
2. Letter before action – if informal reminders have been sent but these have been ignored, the party at fault must be sent a formal letter asking them to resolve this amicably within a specified period of time. A reasonable period to demand a response by would be 10 days. They should be advised that if they fail to do contact you in order to resolve this matter, formal legal proceedings will be commenced to pursue the compensation due. This letter serves as a ‘final warning’ and gives the other side the opportunity to resolve this matter without the need for legal action.
3. If they fail to pay or at least make contact to try and resolve this, formal legal proceedings can be initiated. A claim can be commenced online by going to www.moneyclaim.gov.uk. Once the claim form is completed it will be sent to the other side and they will have a limited time to defend it. If they are aware legal proceedings have commenced it could also prompt them to reconsider their position and perhaps force them to contact you to try and resolve this.
Whatever correspondence is sent, it is always advisable to keep copies and use recorded delivery so that there is proof of delivery and a paper trail. The court may need to refer to these if it gets that far.