Legal route narrowly avoided

I was on the phone with legal counsel yesterday when an email came in saying I would finally be paid (in increments, but paid nonetheless). Nothing like good timing!

Lessons learned:

  • Demand up-front payment from new clients before starting work.
  • Don't wait over 6 months before threatening legal action when a client doesn't pay a significant invoice.
  • Invoice on a regular basis, even on a relatively short-term contract.
Written on April 24, 2008