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I have a dispute regarding an invoice for works on a
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Just received the attached email from contractors client and
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Ive received the below email from the contractor's lawyer.
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I have engaged a builder to construct a residential
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hi....Ive been invoiced by a contractor I engaged. Im disputing
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