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Was the pay rise implemented?
It is not legally necessary for a contract to be signed for it to be valid. There can be an implied acceptance still, even if nothing was signed or there was not even a contract in writing. This would depend on a case by case basis but generally it would occur where the actions of the parties suggest that they had agreed to the terms of that contract. In your case you may have been asked to sign a contract before you were paid and before a pay rise was implemented but assuming the payments were made, you accepted them and did not challenge them in any way, there would most likely be an implied acceptance, even if you did not actually go on to sign the contract in question.
So even if you did not sign the contract, accepting the conditions which would have resulted from its signature can give rise to an implied acceptance, although only a court can decide if that was actually the case.
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