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Contractual and Commercial Disputes

Businesses enter into contracts in order to regulate relationships and set out the requirements of each party to fulfil their obligations under the contract.

Even where there is no written agreement the conduct of the parties, general communications and some statute will enforce terms which parties can rely upon.

Despite best endeavours to avoid disputes, they do occur leaving one or more parties to the contract aggrieved and requiring a resolution. These disputes can be distracting and traumatic for companies and any persons involved. We understand that these situations will require time, money and resources to resolve and have tailored our service to provide businesses appropriate and cost-effective advice to resolve your issues and subject to instructions we will work for you to resolve them.

Contact our specialist commercial dispute solicitors on 01491 879100 or request a call back info@richardwilsonlong.co.uk

What is a Contract Dispute?

Businesses enter into contracts in order to regulate relationships and set out the requirements of each party to fulfil their obligations under the contract. Even where there is no written agreement the conduct of the parties, general communications and some statute will enforce terms which parties can rely upon.

A contract dispute occurs when a party to the contract believes that one of the other parties has not complied with the contract or fulfilled their obligations under it.

Contract Law is a complex area which is why disputes occur.

When do contractual disputes occur?

The method of forming a contractual agreement involves a proposal for an offer, an acceptance of the offer and the exchange of something of value as a means of payment for the goods or services.

Contractual disputes may arise from business partners to employees or clients. Some common examples of contractual disputes may include:

  • Issues when a contract is revised
  • Apprehension around an offer made or the payment value
  • Discrepancies within the specified terms
  • Any form of errors
  • Fraudulent claims or offers
  • Disputation between associates or employees
  • Dissension where a party(/ies) fail to fufil an obligation

 

Why Commercial Dispute Resolution is essential in a business

Contractual disputes can prove time-consuming and expensive if handled inadequately. In order to maintain good relations with business partners and parties involved in the dispute, it is important to handle the dispute with care and expertise.

At Richard Wilson Long, our team of dedicated contractual dispute solicitors have an extensive technical understanding of resolving contractual disputes. This can help to ensure the dispute is resolved efficiently with minimal disturbance to any business practice.

It is imperative that before taking any action an experienced solicitor should be consulted for advice, as this could help save your company time and money.

Usually, contracts will contain full details of the terms relating to the consequences of a breach of the agreement and how disputes are to be managed which is typically through mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Unfortunately, disputes are not always straight forward and can become complex and speaking with an expert solicitor will help you tackle the issues confronting you whether you are alleging a breach of contract or it has been alleged against you.

At Richard Wilson Long, our solicitors have years of experience in dealing with the resolution of disputes and an extensive understanding of pre-action and litigation procedures.

Whether your situation requires mediation, negotiation, or litigation our team of experienced commercial solicitors will be able to advise you on the appropriate course of action and agree a strategy to achieve your objective with minimal disruption to your business.

Sensitive, practical legal advice 

Established over 80 years ago, our expert solicitors will ensure you a provided with sensitive, confidential advice, tailored to your unique legal matter.  From our offices located in Goring-on-Thames, Pangbourne and Tunbridge Wells, we can offer immediate legal advice and representation. 

Contractual Dispute Resolution Solicitors

  • To find out more about Jon Charles, view his profile here.
  • To find out more about Gary Robson-Hemmings, view his profile here.
  • To find out more about Richard Apley, view his profile here.
  • To find out more about Richard Long, view his profile here. 

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