Breach of contract solicitors
When an employment contract is broken, it can cause problems to both parties. It may be that damages will have to be agreed in court; but we're also here to help you seek equitable resolutions outside of a court.
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What happens in a breach of contract dispute?
Breach of contract disputes can be enormously damaging for both parties to a contract: the party that believes a contract has been broken, and the party accused of breaking it. These disputes arise when one party accuses the other of breaking one or more terms of a contractual agreement, usually resulting in a financial loss. Unfortunately, when this happens, professional relationships can break down completely, often making any losses – and potentially any damages claim – far more substantial than necessary.
That's why, whether you're the injured party or have been accused of breach of contract, we will often recommend that you seek an amicable solution in the first instance. Our experienced contract law solicitors are happy to advise and assist you with this course of action. However, , we also have the expertise to help you obtain a fair and just result in a court of law.
Where do I stand in a breach of contract dispute?
This all depends on the nature of the contract. When you consult our contract law experts for advice, they will consider the following:
- Where it's a verbal contract: While it's true that a verbal contract is as legally binding as a written one, evidentially it's more difficult to argue in court that a contract has been breached when it's simply one person's word against another's.
- Where there is a written contract: If your contract is properly drafted, it can be easier to rely on the written contract to evidence that one party has breached the terms.
- Where there has been a delay in action: If you delayed for a considerable period of time before complaining about a breach of contract, a court might rule that you had effectively 'waived' the breach, losing you the right to claim damages.
Naturally, these all involve quite complex areas of contract law. Your case might involve not being paid for your notice period or bonus or you being accused of breaching restrictive covenants. If you're involved in a contract dispute and would like some expert advice about resolving it as sensibly as possible, call us on or and we'll call you.
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