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I am an IT contractor working through my own limited

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Hi i am an IT contractor working through my own limited company. I have accepte a 10weeks contract in newcastle but got another local offer today which is better so that i can spend time with my family. As I have signed the contract I am a bit worried about legal consequences. Can you help me if i send the contract to you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

How many pages is it please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
7 pages 5 pages terms and conditions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can send you the termination section of that is enough.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

How long is the termination clause?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Termination is halp page
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is on page 4
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have you received the contract?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Jamie. Sorry this is the first time i am using this service so not sure what to do?
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

You can only terminate for any reason BEFORE the start of the supply date.
So if you have already started then no, you cant end.

If you have not started then yes you can end it

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my contract start day is 17th which means i dont need to worry. Thanks a lot jamie.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

All the best. If I could ask you to rate my answer before you go today, by clicking on the 5 stars or happy face, otherwise the site does not pay me for the time spent with you today. Thank you in advance and good luck!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ofcourse before you go just to confirm. It is legally not binding before the contract statt date is what you are saying. As they try to scared me off on the phone.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Yes its binding. But the contract says you can terminate for any reason before the commencement date.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok if there wont be a financial or legal consequence i can accept the other contract. Thanks a lot.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Correct.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have a good weekend
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

All the best.