Every day we make contracts, when we buy a house, a car or even a newspaper.
Many contracts are verbal, but the more detailed and complicated a transaction becomes, the more important it is for the contract to be in writing. This is even more so when the contract is between companies where detailed obligations are being imposed on all parties, which can have high value consequences if things go wrong.
Samuels’ dispute resolution team are highly skilled in dealing with contractual disputes, in the County Court and in the High Court. These can arise from straightforward breaches (such as non-payment of monies, or failing to provide goods or services), but can also involve more complex issues such as termination clauses, penalty clauses, intellectual property and the operation of guarantee clauses.
We usually encourage parties’ to consider alternative dispute resolution at an early stage, as often this can mean commercial relationships can be preserved. Where this is not possible, our formidable litigation experience means that we achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients on a regular basis.
We appreciate that dealing with contractual disputes can be expensive, but we also understand that you may have suffered losses before you come to us, and that you might struggle with legal fees.
We have many years of expertise in providing clients with innovative ways in which to fund their claims. We will discuss with you at an early stage what funding options may be available to you and we provide bespoke funding arrangements to clients with strong cases.
If you have a problem with a contract, contact us for a free initial assessment of your case.
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