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Contract Disputes

Contract Dispute Resolution

Contracts are everywhere. Almost every time you agree to do something for someone else in exchange for them doing something for you, you've made a contract.

A contract involves provision of value on each side. A mere promise is not a contract. So, for example, a friend's promise to give you his car, unless you have promised to do something in return, cannot be enforced under contract law.

Because there are so many contracts, breaches of contract are also frequent. Normally these are trivial and you ignore them, but when they are not, you need expert representation.

There are many ways to resolve contract disputes arising from a breach of contract.

Remedies for breach of contract

The usual remedy for breach of contract is that the party that has failed to perform its side of the bargain can be sued for damages by the other party for the losses that this causes to the other party. The principle here is to restore the person to the position they would be in had the breach of contract not occurred.

Another remedy is called 'specific performance'. In this case the court can order the refusing party to the contract to perform their side of the bargain.

A further remedy is that of 'rescission', where the party whose contract was breached cancels the contract. In this case, the party who committed the breach can still be sued so that the other party is in no worse position than they would otherwise have been.

Where a contract is badly or incompletely performed, the claim will be for damages. Find out more about remedies for Breach of Contract.

Contractual Dispute Lawyers London

If you require advice or assistance in relation to a contract dispute, Selachii can help.

Contracts are in almost everything we do, and every time you agree to do something for someone else in exchange for them doing something for you, you've likely made a contract. As a result, contract disputes are common and form a large part of what our lawyers do. There are a number of reasons as to why you might have become involved in a contract dispute, but you can be guaranteed that our solicitors will approach your case strategically, and with your bests interests in mind.

At Selachii, our specialist dispute resolution lawyers have vast experience assisting clients to resolve contract disputes. Our aim is to help you to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances. We do this by using our excellent negotiating and advocacy skills, coupled with vast knowledge of the law and procedure, to design a case-winning, tailor-made, strategy.

We always aim to resolve contract disputes as quickly as possible and, if court action is unavoidable, our specialist litigators are ready to defend your best interests. If you would like to know more about how we can assist with contractual disputes, please contact us.

Expert Legal Advice and Representation for Contractual Disputes

We know that contract disputes can be costly and can prevent you carrying out your business as usual. What begins as a minor disagreement, can evolve into a large-scale dispute that you were not expecting causing both parties financial and logistical difficulty. As a result, you should contact a specialist contract disputes solicitor as early as possible to find out your position and what your options are moving forward. Outlined below are the key things to consider in any contract dispute.

Who are the parties to the contract?

The terms that will be accepted by the courts will often depend on who the parties to the contracts are. Courts are less willing to accept exclusions and limitations in employment contracts and consumer contracts where one party may have much better bargaining power. We have experience representing all sides in contract disputes and will be able to advise you of the best course of action for your circumstances.

What are the terms of the contract?

This is possibly the most basic area to examine when a dispute arises – what does the contract say? This will identify the type of breach that has occurred, whether it is a fundamental breach, and whether the contract terms may have been varied. Contract terms can be varied either expressly in writing, or by the conduct of the parties. Therefore, the terms of the written contract are not always what the court will determine that parties’ obligations are under the contract. Only expert contract disputes solicitors have the practical know-how and litigation experience to fully advise you of your obligations, and the other party’s obligations under the law.

Has the contract been breached?

In a contract dispute, it can often be unclear as to whether the contract has been fundamentally breached, or which party is at fault. Where there is no fundamental breach of contract, the contract may continue, and the parties will still be bound to perform their obligations. This is where contract disputes can become complex and why it essential to instruct a contract disputes specialist, who can represent your interests with confidence end expertise.

What loss has been suffered?

There are a number of remedies available for breach of contract. However, the appropriate remedy will depend on the loss that has been suffered as a result of the breach.

Our Services

We have experience in all types of contractual disputes, including but not limited to:

  • Supply of goods or services agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Retention of title clauses
  • Restrictive covenants,
  • breach of confidence or Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Professional negligence
  • Misrepresentation
  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Insurance
  • Agency contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Retainer agreements

Complex Contractual Disputes

There are many factors which can make a contract dispute particularly complex. Whether it concerns the number of parties involved, complex corporate structures, a series of amendments to the contract or even a number of misunderstandings.  Regardless of the complexity of your contract dispute, our experienced solicitors can help.

We understand how important achieving your aims can be for you and your business, and that is why our lawyers work hard to enforce your rights – or minimise your obligations - in a complex contract dispute. Selachii LLP solicitors are fierce negotiators with intricate knowledge of the complex legal framework governing commercial contracts. We know that contract disputes can be disruptive and expensive, and that is why it is crucial to instruct a team of specialist Dispute Resolution at the earliest possible stage, to facilitate your dispute coming to a mutually agreeable conclusion, maintaining your business relationships.  To work with our experienced team, call us now or fill out our online enquiry form.

Expert Advice on Complex Contract Disputes, London

When it comes to something as important as your business or personal finances, you don’t want to trust just any lawyer with your case. You need an expert. Time is often of the essence when it comes to contact disputes, holding up business or putting you in a difficult position financially.  We want to bring your dispute to a close quickly and effectively.

Here at Selachii LLP, we build a tailor made strategy for success according to you aims. No two contract disputes are the same, and in complex cases, even the smallest differences in approach can make the difference. Our bespoke service is just one of the reasons our client's value and praise our lawyers – but it's not the only reason.

Sensitive Dispute Resolution

When complex disputes are not managed expertly, this can lead to a break down in a commercial relationship, and extensive delays in the resolution of the dispute. However, Selachii is expert in all areas of dispute resolution and always put the best interests of our clients at the core of everything we do. We will guide you through the dispute, providing practical advice and support, to ensure you attain the best outcome for you or your business. We work with both business and private individuals and are experts in all areas of dispute resolution.

Extensive Legal Knowledge

Our years of experience in complex contract disputes means that our legal knowledge has been challenged time and time again, making our lawyers experts in the details of the law. The body of law concerning contract disputes is vast and complex, but we can navigate the law with expertise and agility ensuring we have the precise evidence in law and fact to build a winning case for our clients.

Practical Advice

Our lawyers know that the overall focus of resolving your case should be on the prosperity of your business or affairs. We pride ourselves on acting with commercial awareness, not only applying the law but doing so in a way that will work in your favour. We will ensure you fully understand the legal process from beginning to end, and will always ensure you know how your case is progressing.

Litigation specialists

In many complex contract cases, litigation is unavoidable. However, unlike many solicitors handling commercial contract cases, litigation is our specialism. We have years of experience in litigating the most complex cases and will represent your case robustly and strategically.

Our Services

We have experience in all types of complex contractual disputes, including but not limited to:

  • Supply of goods or services agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Retention of title clauses
  • Restrictive covenants,
  • breach of confidence or Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Professional negligence
  • Misrepresentation
  • Breach of warranty claims
  • insurance
  • Agency contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Retainer agreements

Selachii is a dynamic litigation and dispute resolution law firm based in Kensington, London. Whether you are a small start-up business or a large multinational, we can take on your dispute and work to resolve it as quickly as possible so you can concentrate on your day-to-day business. Contact us today on 0203 811 7723 or complete our online enquiry form.

Contact our contractual disputes lawyers in London today

Selachii is a dynamic litigation and dispute resolution law firm based in Kensington, London. Whether you are a small start-up business or a large multinational, we can take on your dispute and work to resolve it as quickly as possible so you can concentrate on your day-to-day business.

If you are involved in a complex breach of contract, or other dispute, let us represent you: we will take the stress out of trying to work through a solution and bring it to a satisfactory conclusion swiftly so you can get on with your life. Call us now on 0203 811 7723 or fill out our online enquiry form.

How Selachii Can Help

Selachii is a dynamic litigation and dispute resolution law firm based in Kensington, London. We put the best interests of our clients at the heart of everything we do. We work with both businesses and private individuals, giving them legal advice and support which is unique to them and their situation.

We don’t believe in simply handing out one-size-fits-all solutions to problems. We will focus on your specific circumstances before working out the best and most cost-effective way of helping you achieve your aims.

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