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We provide Contractual Dispute Resolutions

If you find yourself dealing with a client or supplier who has breached a contract, we know it can be frustrating, unfortunately, it could also result in a financial loss for you and have a negative impact on your business.

Contact our Breach of Contract Solicitors today

Our Contact Dispute Solicitors can help with the following:

  • Breach of Covenant
  • Forfeiture and Possession
  • Insolvency
  • Lease Disputes
  • Dilapidations Claims
  • Lease Renewal and Security of Tenure
  • Rent and Service Charge Recovery

To resolve commercial contract disputes, you'll need to prove that there was an enforceable contract there in the first place.

Common reasons why contract disputes arise

Contractual disputes and breach of contract typically arise when a party does not comply with the terms of a contract or does not perform their side of its obligations under a contract. These actions can then impact many aspects of your business, such as HR and key technology. This may mean a claim for breach of contract. Other common reasons include:

  • Mistakes & errors
  • Fraud
  • Issues arising from a contract review
  • Disagreements over the meaning of technical terms within a contract
  • A party not honouring their commitment under contract

Finding a resolution to the matter will help aid against any disruption to your business or operation and will allow us to assist in helping you resolve the matter. Our specialist team of contract dispute lawyers can help you with advice on what to do with contract dispute cases or claims.

With branches in York, Malton, Selby and Pickering, our team of contract dispute solicitors are fully prepared to assist you with your case. Ensuring your business’s functionality and reputation are at the forefront, we prioritise helping you maintain important relationships that protect your company’s reputation.

What Is a breach of contract?

A contract is formed between parties when there are goods or services being supplied. The contract will outline these goods or services and the payment for these. A breach of contract is simply when one party does not keep to the agreed terms of an agreement.

A breach could happen by not providing the goods or service outlined at all or supplying them late, late payment or non-payment of the fees agreed in the contract.

You will need to show that the contract has been breached and that you suffered a loss as a result. Proving this might be difficult especially if it was a verbal contract as there is no written evidence of what was agreed. Whilst this is difficult, it may not be impossible and it’s best to speak to a solicitor to understand your chances of success.

Contract disputes examples include Commercial Leases, Sale of Goods Contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Consumer Contract Disputes, Company Contracts and Material Breach.

Are verbal contracts legally binding?

In general, verbal contracts are legally binding. They can hold up in court, however, to have a successful case you will need to provide the required evidence in some capacity to prove it existed in the first place. If you have incurred losses within the business from a verbal contract breach, you do have legal recourse to recover damages. Our team of professionals can assist you here should you decide to pursue a verbal contract breach.

Call us to discuss Verbal Contract Disputes

How to resolve contract disputes

Common ways contract disputes are resolved are either through litigation in the civil courts or through alternative dispute resolution including:

  • Settlement negotiations 
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Because of the complexity and different stages when looking at a breach of contract, we can discuss options with you about your matter so we can help give you an idea of the chances of a successful breach of contract claim. We can then go on to outline all your options with you, so you can make an informed decision about how to move forward.

How can we help with commercial litigation?

Our contract dispute solicitors will take the time to understand your circumstances and see the bigger picture of how best to approach the contract dispute. This approach means we can be useful in helping you to maintain important relationships and to protect your reputation by options we can suggest to you.

Our advice is always that the best way to deal with disputes is to prevent them happening in the first place. You can work with our commercial contract lawyers who can draft robust agreements for your business that reduce the risk of future disputes and manage the outcome if disputes do arise. They can also review any other of your existing contracts and advise on redrafting your contracts to add protection against disputes to prepare for any risks involved with each, helping you mitigate possible problems down the line.

If you would like more information about how we can help your business if you have a contract dispute, please contact a member of our Dispute Resolution team today.

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