Contract Disputes


When a party breaches a contract either by doing something they shouldn’t have or not doing something they should have done, a contract dispute can easily escalate. While conflict over contracts may be a part of business life, long drawn out disruptions because of them shouldn’t be. Whether it’s an ‘off the record’ agreement gone wrong, an unpaid invoice, or a complex clause misinterpreted, we commit to a swift, cost effective, realistic resolution.

Key Contract Disputes Services

Listed below are key services we can provide if a contract dispute arises:

  • Help with county court or high court claims
  • Arbitration, mediation and negotiations
  • Obtaining and defending injunctions
  • Search and seizure interventions
  • Multiple party disputes
  • Mistakes, misinterpretation and fraud
  • Duress and undue influence
  • Contract terminations
  • Claims from manufacturers or suppliers
  • International contract issues
  • Help with claims regarding repossessing goods
  • Leasing agreements
  • Judicial review

Contract Dispute work examples 

We set out below some examples of the various contract disputes we have assisted in:

  • Advising a client on terminating a commercial agency contract for the sale of packaging solutions where the termination compensation could have been £700,000.
  • Claims by manufacturers of domestic products against distributors for breaches of distribution agreements.
  • Claims on behalf of a manufacturer of domestic heating appliances against suppliers overseas for damages for breach of contract for poor quality components.
  • Contractual claim for outstanding rent arrears and trailer hire charges including contra invoicing agreements.
  • Successfully acting for company in disputed cross border claim against a defendant company based in Singapore.
  • Successful pursuance of claims arising from the sales of businesses for breaches of warranties/implied warranties.
  • Acting for the supplier of car parts and garage equipment to recover/repossess an industrial paint spray booth from garage premises.
  • Pursuing a company in the hair and beauty industry for payments due to a business consultant on termination of a consultancy agreement and using the dispute resolution procedures to appoint an expert accountant.
  • Successful recovery against overseas corporate guarantors following the termination of a master lease agreement.
  • Challenging award of contract by local authority on unfair criteria.

How we’ve helped our clients

“I would recommend Chris’ services to any company. In addition to working on specific litigation matters, he has also been proactively helping enhance our Terms and Conditions. ”

Spectrum IT Recruitment

“A huge “Thank You”. Your approach to this case and attention to detail was amazing, it was a pleasure dealing with you….. and a fantastic result!! Well done and thank you. ”

Mark Robinson, MD – Acclaim Logistics

Introducing your key contacts

Helen Brown
Partner – Commercial Disputes


Chris Holliss
Partner – Commercial Disputes



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