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How long ago exactly did you leave and what has your former employer said regarding the extra amount?
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Many thanks for your patience. If there was a clear agreement in writing which confirmed that they had paid for the full course (I.e. the 3 years) and also stipulated the amount to be paid, they would be contractually bound by it. Whilst errors do happen, they would have to prove that this was in fact a mistake and that it was clear they had not meant to agree to it - that may not be that easy to do. Even if that was the case, you could go back and argue that any other conditions that had been agreed at the time would not be binding, such as the non-compete clauses. But to challenge this they would really need to go to court and convince it that this was the case. I think the fact they have now come back and agreed to pay them does show that they have realised there was an error by them and that they are actually bound by what was agreed and they should now honour the promise they made to pay the full fees. If they fail to do so, you can accuse them of acting in breach of contract and even consider taking this further to get what they had promised to contribute. Hopefully it would not come to that though.
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