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if the main contractor goes bust can the ccustomer go after a sole trader who worked for the main contractor
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Solicitor: Alex J., Litigator replied 2 years ago
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Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Was the sole trader a sub contractor of the main contractor? Was the sole trader ever paid by the customer directly?

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There was no contract between the sole trader and the main contractor or the cusomer and he has not been payed
Solicitor: Alex J., Litigator replied 2 years ago

Hi, Thank you. What is the customer suing the sole trader for? Kind regards AJ

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