Contract and Partnership Disputes

To speak to an expert solicitor about a contractual dispute or a dispute with a partner, call 01271 343457 today. 


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.

Samuels’ dispute resolution team are highly skilled in dealing with contractual disputes. 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 guarantees.

We 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 disputes can be expensive. 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 discussion.


A partnership can be established as a formal arrangement, with a written agreement between the partners. However, many businesses are run as partnerships without this level of formality.

Disputes can arise in both scenarios and Samuels has broad and comprehensive experience of advising on issues such as breach of partnership agreements, retirement from partnerships, bringing partnerships to an end and bringing new partners in.

We understand that the health of many businesses lies in the strength of the relationship between the partners and will advise quickly and effectively to ensure that this can be preserved wherever possible.

We appreciate that funding these cases can be difficult, particularly where a dispute has arisen that can affect your partnership's cash flow. For this reason, we will always explore your funding options with you and will always be willing to consider flexible funding arrangements for clients with strong cases. 

If you have a dispute with your business partner, we can help. Just contact us for a free initial discussion.