Contract disputes can occur and when they do, our team of Commercial Solicitors can assist you in reaching the desired outcome.
Managing a contractual dispute can be challenging. A fallout with a customer or supplier can have consequences for your reputation and your business.
We have a highly experienced team of Solicitors who are able to resolve a Commercial Contract dispute, swiftly and efficiently and with an awareness of the need to protect your business and brand.
Our team can assist with a broad range of contractual disputes. We use tools, including negotiation and mediation, to achieve the most amicable solution. If this isn’t possible, we have proceed to litigation and represent you in Court.
There can be a variety of reasons why a contract dispute may occur. Some of the most common are:
- Disagreements over the meaning of terms within a contract;
- Disputes involving business associates or employees;
- Disputes, where one party asserts the other party, is in breach of contract;
- Misrepresentation; and
- Mistakes and errors.
We work with businesses of all sizes across a variety of industry sectors. We also represent directors, senior executives, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.
Misrepresentation can occur in contracts where an incorrect or inaccurate statement has been made, which may have been relied on by the other party to the contract. Where misrepresentation is proved, there can be serious consequences for a business, and may even lead to companies and their customers or shareholders suffering serious financial loss.
Mistakes or Errors
If mistakes occur in the drafting of a contract it can end up being the cause of a dispute or claim. It is important to take legal advice to establish how the mistake or error can be effectively put right and rectified.
A breach of contract occurs when a party fails to carry out some or all of its obligations in the contract. It may entitle the other parties to the contract to claim damages for losses suffered as a result of the breach of contract.
When a breach of contract dispute occurs, there are a range of options available to provide a solution including:
- Damages can be offered for a breach of contract. Damages are intended to put the affected party into the same financial position they would have been in if the contractual obligations had been complied with;
- Injunction applications to ask a Court to order a party to perform an obligation;
- Rectification in cases involving written contracts, to correct mistakes that have been made within the recording process of agreements;
- Rescission to set aside a contract so each party is put back into a position similar to the one they were in before the contract was entered into; and
- Specific Performance to require a party to perform a positive contractual obligation.
Our team of Commercial Solicitors can assist you in the resolution of contract disputes by adopting a suitable Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure that best achieves a satisfactory settlement. For example, in matters where your objective is to keep a business relationship going or to ensure details of your disputes remain confidential, it may be more appropriate to explore ADR methods, such as arbitration or negotiation.
Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.
How to get in contact
Our Dispute Resolution Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].
Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.
We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.
Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.
We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.
We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.
We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.
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