Contract disputes

Contract dispute lawyers

Contract dispute solicitors

We are highly experienced in advising on contract disputes and claims. These typically include commercial and tactical considerations as well as assessing the type of breach, the contractual rights associated, remedies and risks.

We are always happy to provide a scope and an estimate so you know where you stand.

First steps after a contract breach

The starting point is always to assess whether there is a valid contract, whether the terms, whether express or implied, have been breached, and then to consider carefully the next steps.

It is essential to establish your objectives. Are you seeking to terminate the contract based on repudiatory breach? Or perhaps you want to take action to claim damages for the breach of contract or to force the other party to perform the contract as agreed?

How to deal with a contract dispute

At the earliest possible stage it is important to carefully consider :-

  • What type of breach has occurred? What does the contract say, if anything about the consequences of a breach of this type?
  • If the written contract has been breached, could the other party still claim you have somehow agreed to vary the written terms or acted in a way inconsistent with the legal right to take action?
  • Do you have the right to terminate the contract?
  • What are the available remedies? – these may include termination an/or claiming damages.
  • What is your loss? – how to calculate and prove losses caused by the breach of contract and show that you have mitigated any loss.
  • Is there a possibility you are also in breach?
  • Could there be a counterclaim?
  • Do you want or need to maintain an ongoing relationship with the other party notwithstanding the contract dispute?
  • Can the defendant pay any damages? – before considering taking court action, what are the potential risks of that? Even if you win a contract dispute claim at court, will the defendant be able to pay?

Contract dispute experience

We regularly advise and represent clients on a range of contractual disputes including :

  • Contract disputes with agents or distributors
  • Disputes with suppliers such as IT companies and consultants
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Service agreement contract disputes
  • IP contract disputes.
  • Disputes over warranties in commercial contracts
  • Contractual disputes relating to misrepresentations

Disputes we have recently dealt with

See below for some examples of our recent work involving breach of contract :-

Breach of contract lawyers

Please do contact us if :-

  • You need legal advice on whether you have a valid breach of contract claim.
  • You are unsure of your legal position and want to decide on the best options following a breach of contract.
  • You need lawyers for advice on the consequences of terminating a business contract.
  • You need to understand your rights to claim damages or other legal remedies available.
  • You are in a breach of contract dispute, whether as claimant or defendant.

Let us take it from here

Call us on 020 7438 1060 or complete the form and one of our team will be in touch.

Alex Kleanthous

Alex has been qualified since 1989. Instructing Alex means you get the benefit of over 30 years of his legal knowledge and tactical experience in dealing with business disputes.

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