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I see. Please remember to rate positive. On the basis of the terms of the contract you would normally be liable to pay him the 50% as this was agrees by you at the time that you entered into the contract. The court looks at the wording of the contract and can be quite strict on this basis. That said you can raise an argument that he changed the terms of the contract when he refused to accept the money and then stated that he should only be paid after the work. That this effectively changed the contract. That he has suffered no loss. Because of his decision to change the term that he is now not entitled to the sum due or any sum. I would suggest that if you went with this plan - you should put this in writing to him. Happy to discuss. Please rate positive. Thanks
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