Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.Before proceeding please note that as I am a practising solicitor, I am often in and out of meetings, travelling between clients or even at court when I pick your question up. This may even occur at weekends. Therefore, I apologise in advance but there may be a delay in getting back to you and providing my advice. Please be patient and I will respond as soon as I can. You do not have to wait here and you will receive an email when I have responded. For now please let me know what your spesific question is.
Thank you for your patience. What terms of the contract are you particularly concerned about?
If you have not signed a contract then you will be bound by certain general statutory principles as well as any terms which you had agreed to, such as those contained in the letter of intent.
If you wish to leave, the main issue in these circumstances would be what notice period you are required to give. No one can stop you leaving but you have to give appropriate notice. In the absence of a contract, you would be expected to give the minimum statutory notice period of 1 week. I suggest you submit that in writing to the employer and then your employment will automatically terminate once that period has expired.
You would then be paid up to your last day of employment, including any accrued holidays.
Is that what you wanted to know or do you need me to clarify anything?
My pleasure, all the best
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