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Contract Disputes

Our team has a proven track record in supporting businesses through complex contractual disputes

Even with careful drafting, contract disputes often arise. We have a highly experienced team of solicitors able to resolve a contract dispute, no matter how big or complex. We can assist you by delivering a cost effective, efficient service.

Contracts are what hold businesses and professional relationships together. Sometimes disputes arise out of the contract because its terms are incomplete or just plain unclear.

In other instances, a party may not live up to their end of the deal, for example failing to meet a deadline. Furthermore, if a party to a contract fails to make payments as required, this is normally a breach of contract. Any contract should clearly stipulate what is expected of each party, failure to adhere to these terms can render a party in breach of contract.

To protect yourself, consider the following:

  1. Record every agreement in writing.
  2. Avoid miscommunication – disputes often arise because people don’t know what they should be doing.
  3. Include dispute resolution clauses, as these will map out what happens in the event of a dispute.

By ensuring parties to an agreement are on the same page, major issues and many disputes can be avoided.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Contract disputes are disagreements between the parties to a contract. Often, contract disputes arise when one party fails to fulfil their obligations under the contract, or when the parties disagree over the meaning of a contractual term. 

Contract disputes usually occur when a party breaches the contract, which means they don’t do what they have promised to do in the agreement.

A breach may occur not only when the terms of the contract are not performed at all, but also when they are not done in accordance with the specifications indicated and/or when they are not completed on time.

Any involved party can dispute a contract, but it generally occurs when one party accuses another of a breach of contract. Under this breach, one party asserts that one or more parties have not fulfilled their agreement’s conditions or have violated previously agreed-upon terms.

There are many types of dispute resolution but arbitration, mediation and negotiation are the three most common types of alternative dispute resolution. 

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To give a few examples:

  1. Failure to fulfil obligations
  2. Breach of contract
  3. Disagreements over the meaning of technical terms 
  4. Mistakes and errors
  5. Payments and pricing issues

We can offer expert advice on how to minimise the costs and disruption caused by a contract dispute, with practical knowledge to help situations from escalating. 

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