Contractual Disputes Solicitors Malton, York & Wetherby
In the commercial world, contracts are the most common way of establishing business relationships, providing both parties with clarity on their duties and responsibilities. Should these duties not be met by either side, there are often serious financial consequences.
If you operate within the commercial sector and frequently establish contracts with others, then it is likely that you will have encountered a contractual dispute at some point. The solicitors at Pearsons & Ward are highly experienced in dispute resolution and can help you to resolve any problems arising from commercial contracts, regardless of their complexity. Contact us now.
What is a contractual dispute?
A dispute may arise when one or both parties have a disagreement over the terms stated within the contract. Contractual disputes can end up in bitter legal battles, leading to the damaging of reputations and commercial relationships. If your business is involved in a contractual dispute with another party, it is important to seek legal advice.
Is the contract valid?
For a contract to be effective, all parties involved must clearly understand and agree to the contract's terms and conditions and know what is expected of them. Without a mutual understanding and agreement, a contract isn't legally valid and could be contested.
To form a legally valid contract, an offer should be made and accepted between the parties. Both sides will agree to certain terms regarding payment and the providing of goods or services in relation to the offer. Contractual disputes may occur when a contract is drawn up, which is why it is important to have a legal professional check your contract before presenting it to another party.
Types of contractual disputes
Contractual disputes can vary in nature depending on whether they involve clients, staff or business partners. Common examples of disputes include:
- A client not agreeing to the terms of a contract
- Issues with a contract's offer
- Disagreements over the terms and conditions stated within a contract
- Mistakes made or poor wording within the contract's terms
- Fraud (forcing a party to agree to a contract)
- Disputes involving original agreements relating to duties
If a party doesn't uphold their duties as stated in a contract, this is known as a 'breach of contract'. For instance, a third party supplier may fail in its duty to provide a retailer with goods. We have many years of experience in successfully representing both sides of a contractual dispute, and can offer insight and advice at every stage of the process.
Contact our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Solicitors in Malton, York & Wetherby
Mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution are the most common and effective ways of resolving contractual disputes without going to court. At Pearsons & Ward Solicitors, we work with our clients to resolve contractual disputes in the most efficient and effective ways possible, before matters can escalate to court proceedings.