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JGM, Solicitor
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i have a client who paid us £625 for career consultancy work

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i have a client who paid us £625 for career consultancy work for him - I emailed him the details of what we would do for him and he replied by email to confirm he was happy - I provided updates on all the work we have done since October for him and now he is wanting all his money back saying we didnt deliver him a job etc - This client was passed to us from a company that went into liquidation who he had signed a contract with - he didnt sign any contract with us as we advised him of the new company details, emailed him from the new company and updated him as the new company
do i need to give him all his money back - he said hes going to a solicitors etc
Thank you for your question. Even if there is no signed contract between you and this client, there is a verbal contract and there is also a presumption that someone who does work for another is entitled to be paid at a reasonable rate.
Assuming you have done the work that was agreed in a proper manner, he has no right to demand his money back.
Happy to discuss further.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

is their anything more formal i can quote to the client so that make him see sense?

He is in breach of contract which is a common law issue so there's no statute you can quote at him if that's what you mean. If not can you clarify, thanks?
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