Hello Dr. Lawyer.
Things are progressing down here and I still don't think we clearly understand what you are saying. You keep referring to a 3rd party introduction. I honestly do not feel this took place and I do think that if I claim 3rd party introduction ( as in passing of details to a third party), they will be able to go to the other agencies and provide proof the candidates contacted them through normal recruitment channels. Just so that you know, my client paid full fees to agencies for the introductions of the candidates I'm claiming on.
I feel, my only case here is to argue " I sent their details to you first, you acknowledged receipt, we are contractually in business together, and as such you are legally obliged to owe us a fee for their employment as per our terms "
i.e. "regardless if I was the one who you decided to set the interviews up through, either by choice or by mistake "
If I claim. " I showed you Candidate details, you passed them on to a 3rd party, you hired through that 3rd party,, etc.." they will probably laugh at me, pretty easily disprove that statement and say "case closed", we owe you nothing.
Their FD sent me an email today, based on my claims that I got most recent candidate over to you 1st. He is saying that even the most recent hire was for a different role!? ( which is b.s.) .
He stated "obviously there has been some confusion here, we would like to continue working with you int he future, "without prejudice" would like to offer you £1,000 as a final settlement on this matter"
I have not brought the hire from 2009 into the picture yet.
*** I'm feeling the need to restate my 2 legal questions to you, as your legal experience is being relied upon with regards XXXXX XXXXX far we take this ***
1. Can I legally chase after a fee on 1 or Both candidates based on the fact that I sent over the candidate details first and had acknowlegement of receipt of those candidate details from a director of their company? I.E. Claim a fee solely on the back of 'I introduced their details first' ?
2. If "they argue / or can prove the candidates were hired for different roles, or by different companies within their small open plan office".. both within 6 weeks of me 1st introducing them - Will it cause serious problems for my claim/legal case?
As such should i take a negotiated offer or stick to my guns for the full amount(s)?
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