What are the potential legal ramifications of ceasing work on a web development contract which had no voluntary early termination clause, but which I believe the Client to be in breach of?
The project passed the end-date in the contract months ago, but work has continued (at a snails pace) due to issues with other developers on the project. In addition, extra features have slipped into the project and the requirements list has ballooned beyond what I initially agreed to.
Further, my circumstances have changed since the project has started. I was a student at the time of undertaking the work, but am now in full-time employment for the summer, and simply cannot commit to the time needed to complete the project. Had the project finished on time, this would not have been an issue, but I couldn't forsee the project being still ongoing at this late stage.
Finally, the Client only furnished me with the items needed to start the work a month into the project (Which was supposed to last roughly 2 months), and I was only furnished with the documents needed to complete the project a few weeks ago (Again, many months after the original end-date).
I'd really appreciate any advice, I'm a student afraid of being faced with legal costs I can't afford.