Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. What were the terms of the trial - did you see if you had to cancel somehow not to be bound further after that period?
Thank you. It is correct that a business to business contract does not enjoy the same rights in terms of cancellation ads a consumer contract. So there is no automatic cooling off period for example. However your rights would be linked to breach of contract or misrepresentation. So for example, if you were not told that there would be an automatic subscription after the initial 30 day trial or you were misled into assuming you did not have to cancel, then that would still be used against them to try and argue that this was all done unfairly and amounts to misrepresentation. However, if they did give you all of the information accurately and you simply did not follow the process to cancel the trial and absolve yourself from any future liabilities, then the contract could be binding if it was issued as described.
Even if they claim that you are in a contract now that is just their opinion. You can still refuse to pay. If you do then it is up to them to decide whether to take this further and if they want to force you to pay then the only way is to go to court and win. They may never go that far and even if they do, assuming the overall claim is for less than £10k, the risks are relatively low. So you could take your chances on the assumption that they may never go as far as claiming in court.
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