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Hello my name is***** am a solicitor and I am happy to help you today. Has he only worked for you for 7 days in total?
What did he write in his letter to you? Does it explicitly state that he does not want to be employed by you but wants to be a consultant?
This is a slightly difficult situation I would suggest you can argue that his decision to be self employed supercedes the original employment contract and that therefore the notice does not apply and you no longer require his services.
It is possible that he might argue the alternative and try to claim the notice period. If you have in writing from him , as well as a verbal agreement that he is self employed then you have an argument that the original terms do not apply.
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