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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.

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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.

In-House Counsel

Our team of experienced lawyers is well-equipped to support you in various ways. Whether you require advice on a specific issue, additional resources due to capacity constraints, or a second opinion, we are here to help. Explore our legal counsel page for more information and details on our schedule of seminars, specifically designed for in-house counsel.

How we work with you

Whilst based in the South of England, Paris Smith acts for businesses and families throughout the UK. Technology has enabled us to provide a high level of service to our clients whether they are local to our offices or not. Our advice can be given in many ways:

  • Over the telephone
  • Via video conferencing
  • In face to face meetings

We will talk through how you would like to be contacted and the best ways for us to meet in our early conversations with you.

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