Breach of Contract & Contractual Disputes
If you’re in dispute with a supplier over a breach of contract or are considering legal action over a contractual dispute due to the supply of defective goods or insufficient services, Nash & Co Solicitors can help you.
Our team of Commercial Solicitors in Plymouth have the skills, experience and knowledge to help you resolve and work through business disputes.
“We understand that resolving a contract dispute can be complex and it is important to understand your objectives from the outset. Often, preserving a working relationship or obtaining clarity on a future commercial arrangement are just as valuable as righting the wrongs of a contract breach. Our focus is not on reciting the law but in giving our all to achieve the best outcome for you”
Jamie Carr, Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution Team
What is a breach of contract?
A contract arises when there are three vital elements: an agreement, something of value passing between the parties and an intention to create legal relations.
If this contract is not complied with or the opposing party fails to honour their contractual obligations and commitments, a contract dispute may arise.
In business, agreeing on contracts and terms is an everyday occurrence. Whether you’re negotiating specific terms for a one-off deal or entering into an arrangement with standard business terms, contracts are the driving force behind any business. However, contracts aren’t always honoured. When this happens, this is classed as a breach of contract.
How we can help your business
Our team of commercial solicitors and business lawyers understand that a breach of contract can have a huge impact on a business. Contract breaches can be extremely expensive to work through and can strain business relationships. They can also impact on the future of your business in the process.
If the dispute can’t be resolved through mediation, our legal team can advise you of the legal options that are open to you. These options are based on the impact the contractual breach has had on your business. These options include:
- Seeking a financial award from the court (also known as ‘damages’)
- Asking for a court order that requires the opposing party to ‘right their wrongs’
The most appropriate action and approach depends wholly on the full circumstances of the breach of contract. The conduct and attitude of the other parties as well as your own objectives are also considered.
Our recent Dispute Resolution experiences
In recent years, our commercial solicitors have represented the interests of numerous businesses in the event of a breach of contract or a legal dispute. Some of our achievements include:
- Obtaining a £250,000 settlement for our client, following a contractor’s breach of service contract;
- Settling a contractual dispute on behalf of a large cargo vessel owner, to the value of £2,000,000
- Successfully defending a claim brought against a designer for breach of a substantial service contract.
- Successfully acting for a large heavy goods manufacturer in a goods contract dispute
If you’re in need of contractual advice or need to know the risks and implications involved in a breach of contract obligations, please get in touch with us.
You can reach Jamie Carr, Commercial Disputes Solicitor in Plymouth on 01752 827014 or by email: [email protected]. Jamie and the team will be happy to chat with you to find out more about your situation. They’ll tell you about our flexible, cost-effective solutions. You can also discuss how we dovetail our services to the way that you work.