Chris Dravers wrote:
I am now thinking about what action to take. My questions are twofold. First, is there any legal deadline for notification of "substandard work", and second, apart from exposure on the net, what can I actually do legally, bearing in mind I am based in Spain, the agency is in France and I am in posession of the following "proof": Unsigned POs for the two jobs, my invoice, the emails exchanged, the jobs and the job itself?. I would really appreciate an answer from someone who knows about this.
It seems to me that you have POs and e-mails proving that you did the work and that it was accepted, so I would do the following:
You can initiate legal proceedings at the commercial court of the city where the agency is registered.
Also, don't forget the Blue Board and other payment practices lists.
I would write the agency a registered letter with return receipt request stating that if they do not pay within one week, you will initiate legal proceedings.
If you would like a sample letter in French, contact me via my profile and I will send you one that you can modify for your own use.