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Breach of Contract Disputes

What is a contract?

For a binding contract to exist in law, there must be an offer by one party, and acceptance by the other including agreement that some benefit ("consideration") has to pass between them. The terms of the contract are as stated, however some terms can be “implied”, which means even if they are not expressly stated in the contract they can still be applied. One example of this would be that products and goods are fit for purpose and are sold free of faults.

Every contract is different, some will be very formal with volumes of “small print”, others will be unwritten and others will be the result of long-standing and informal business dealings.

Breach of Contract

What is a breach of contract?

In simple terms, a breach of contract is where one party fails to perform their part of any agreement, whether it is an oral or a written agreement. Whatever the contract, we will quickly assess the terms so we can advise you on your legal standing. We will advise you on the best way forward and then if desired, we can act for you to help resolve the dispute.

What are the remedies for breach of contract?

There are two remedies for breach of contract:

  1. To claim compensation for loss or damage caused by breach of contract
  2. To seek an order of the court for the contract to be performed - known as specific performance

Is there a time limit for a breach of contract claim?

There is a 6-year limitation period for bringing a breach of contract claim.

How much will it cost to bring a claim?

This will depend on the particular circumstances of the claim. We offer a range of funding options to help you pay the cost of the claim, including Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA), or No-Win,No-Fee, or a discounted CFA.

How can Routh Clarke Solicitors help you?

We understand the devastating effect contract disputes can have on your business and life. Our experience of working for and with a range of individuals and businesses - from sole traders to shopkeepers and to other SME’s - means we can quickly assess the implications a contract disagreement will have and can then provide considered and practical advice to enable you to reach a financially viable solution. Call us now to see how we can help you.