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How long ago were you hired to do this job and what is your specific query in relation to this please?
So did you actually complete the work and did the client or Simon himself, contact you regarding the work prior to receiving this claim?
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Many thanks for your patience. I am a little bit unclear on the reasons for the claim. So you were subcontracted to do the work and in turn you engaged a couple of other guys to help you with it. The employer paid you for the work and you paid your guys in turn, is that correct? Assuming that is the case, what is the employer pursuing you for exactly – are they saying the work was not to a satisfactory standard?
If that is the reason for the claim then he is clearly misguided as to whom he is supposed to be pursuing. If his own client has failed to pay him, then first and foremost he needs to pursue them, not you. He can only pursue you if you have failed to adhere to any agreement or contract you had with him directly, or for failing to complete the works as required or to an unreasonable standard. So for example, if your work was to such a poor standard that this resulted in his client not paying him, he can still pursue you for this as it would have amounted to a breach of contract on your part and had resulted in losses for him. However, there has to be evidence as to why he believes this was such poor work and also show that this is the reason he was not paid in the end. Without this, the claim is likely to fail and it is, as mentioned, a misguided claim against you.
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It would be difficult to tell you how to provide a reply to a court claim because that is not a simple matte and would take more than just an online chat service like us. However just be straight to the point and do not worry about legal terms etc – it is a simple case of pointing out that the claim is being made against the other party and that you do not accept it as a result and ask that the court dismisses it on these grounds. Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
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