Looking for Legal AdviceI am a Digital f...

Asked by Chelsea on 13-04-2020 14:48:56
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
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I am a Digital freelancer in SA looking for legal advice from someone who works with Freelancers specifically. 

I have a client who I have been working for since November 2019. We dont have a formal signed contract but I do have proof of work. The said client is owing me a large sum of money and is now avoiding my communication attempts. Where do I go from here and what are my rights considering I dont have a contract? I have sent the client a demand of payment and havent heard anything back. (Apparently they have 14 days to respond before i can take it further)

Many thanks!

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 14-04-2020 18:42:11

Hi there,

I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment.

You do not need a written or signed piece of paper in order to "have a contract". A contract could be oral in nature. This is what I think that you have, an oral agreement. 

This means that there is nothing stopping you from demanding payment in accordance with your agreement, or even suing them for the money!

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