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Hi Alex, I'm Andy
You havent breached any term of the agreement, they just want to sue you for being unprofessional, is that right?
That's the latest I've been told by my partner; they said last week they would sue my partner and myself for owing them financially, but I have sent over all my timesheets to prove I have gone way over what was outstanding, if you applied the rate in the initial contract. I get the impression they're threatening to sue over anything to get me to finish the project; I just want out now.
They can't sue you if you have done work claimed
The initial contract was only for time, and an amount of money in remuneration for that time..
They can't sue you for being 'unprofessional'
I have done around 150 extra days on top, unpaid
Well I imagine all this is documented so I would not worry
They just seem annoyed you didnt take the job
This is how I am proving we don't owe them financially
Yes, they are being children about it but I am worried as you may understand. Where would a lawsuit take place if they launched one ?
In Canada or in the UK ?
Its hard to say, it depends where the negotiations took place and were sealed.
If it was online that does create a jurisdiction issue
So it may not even get off the ground
All in the UK; about 80% of development was here as well, I did about 60 days over there this summer
Ok, then it would be in the UK
But any claim under £10,000 would be a small claim and they wouldnt be able to recover any legal fees
So do you think they have any grounds to sue for anything ? They claim they'e lost money through delays in development etc. could that come back to bite me ?
I dont, but that does not stop them trying!
If they issue a claim without merit then you can ask the Court to strike it out
Roughly how much do you think it may cost to hire someone skilled in this area to review it further if needed ? What specific type of law do I require ? Contract law ?
Its a basic contractual dispute. There is nothing really unusual about it.
I can assist further if you ask for me in future. Whilst I am not permitted to represent you I can certainly answer further questions as they arise
But the fact that it's gone a year without any further contract being signed goes in my favour ?
Yes that does help.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
It seems it'd just come down to my word versus theirs.
Indeed, but they have to prove the claim
No thanks, ***** ***** most helpful. Thank you for your time.
They have to show that you didnt stick to any agreed contract. As that is oral this is hard in any event
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