Thank you very much Sanjay for your efforts.
a) Payment Terms mentioned in Agreement are :
c) Payment Terms : Within 30 days of the Selected Candidate(s) joining. Any delays in Full and Final settlement beyond these 30 days would invite Interest Charges at 3 % per month or part thereof , payable by the Client.
b) Our Invoice clearly says Payment " Within 30 days of Candidate joining " . Candidate joined on 19th July - mentioned on the invoice itself. Date of Invoice is 29th August ... we ourselves raised the invoice after more than 30 days per request from Client as they wanted to see if the Candidate stabilises etc.As of yesterday, the Candidate is still working with the Client Company.
Bill and Agreement has already been sent long ago. Client verbally confirmed receipt. All this- along with all e-mail trails - has also been repeated on E-mails to client ( MD's PA as well as the HR Manager we were dealing with ) with no denial of facts so far from there side. But we don' t have a written acknowledgement on the Agreement / Invoice from the Client .
Total amount is approx. Rs. 1.25 lacs. Jurisdiction is Delhi Courts ( mentioned in invoice as well as the Agreement )
I'd appreciate advise of all here as to under :
a) Since E-mails are not being replied to, can we now send a legal notice ?
b) In case we have to go to Court, approximately how much would be the Court Charges and time taken by them ?
c) If we go to Court, how much damages can we " reasonably claim " over and above the amounts due , and due what reasons ? I am not greedy and would be happy to give all such to to a Court determined Charity but really feel charlatans such as this who unnecessarily burden the judiciary, while creating problems for small businesses such as ourselves should be served with exemplary damages.
d) In case any here is interested in handling this Case as our lawyer what would be their charges ?
All interested in "d" above please send me a PM separately.along with your contacts.
Thanks much for everyone's interest !