As a service provider, we have been providing services to a particular business for almost a year now. No contract or framework has been signed for the services provided. A contract negotiation has been going on for a year but the services still provided by us. This business has made some payments in the past but not in full and has refused to make payments for the whole of last year indicating since there was no contract during that period they cannot make the payments. We have been sending them invoices during those periods. Right now we want to stop providing them services and make sure we get payments for the services provided. My questions are;
- Since there was no contract signed can we still recover our invoices legally speaking?
- Can they send us to court if the services are stopped?
- Considering there is no contract signed between us, can they be considered as our client?
Please note that this business is a JV between us and another company. We need them to pay our invoices. Is there any legal advice we can use to get them to pay us.