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Contractual Disputes

Contracts are crucially important to the successful running of a business, forming the basis of most commercial relationships.

They are vital to bringing clarity and transparency to business arrangements as well as ensuring there is a clear route to proper redress if things go wrong.

Entering into commercial contracts, whether made verbally or in writing and whether the terms are expressed or implied, on a regular basis will inevitably lead to problems for most businesses at some point.

Here at Wards Solicitors, we have a dedicated team of contractual dispute lawyers to advise you when this happens.

Specialist team

We are experienced in resolving disputes efficiently and without having to incur unnecessary legal costs by going through the courts, an often long and stressful process.

Our professionals will negotiate on your behalf to achieve your desired outcome. As experienced litigators, we will achieve a settlement for you either through an alternative dispute resolution process or through litigation.

Knowledge of your business

Our contract disputes team, with extensive experience of handling complex contractual disputes, is small but efficient and will exceed your expectations

We pride ourselves on knowing your business risks to ensure the best result. This helps us resolve commercial contract disputes effectively so that you can strengthen your business relationships with your customers or clients and open up new opportunities for your business to develop.

Our expertise

We have expertise in dealing with a variety of different aspects of contract law including:

  • Breach of contract – when someone doesn’t honour their contractual commitments including failure to perform the terms of a contract or pay for the goods and/or services provided;
  • Arguments in relation to the wording of a contract;
  • Mistakes in contracts;
  • Fraud;
  • Exclusion clauses;
  • Unfair contract terms;
  • Promissory estoppel – whether a promise made but not kept is enforceable by law;
  • Remedies including Repudiation and Damages;
  • Electronic contracting – for example, issues including the validity of electronic signatures.

Who Should I Contact?

Find the appropriate member of the Wards Solicitors Business Disputes team, local to you.

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    April 2021: Covid-19 arrangements

    Wards Solicitors remains open for business and we are taking on new cases.  We are available for video call and telephone meetings but cannot currently offer face to face meetings with clients except in some specific emergency situations and at court hearings.

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