Contracts are usually either commercial or consumer in nature. Commercial contracts comprise those drawn up between two businesses. Consumer contracts usually constitute the sale or hire of goods by a consumer from a business. Disputes can often arise due to:
- Construction of the contract;
- Interpretation of the contract terms; or
- Disagreement as to whose terms apply.
The solicitors in the Dispute Resolution department at Clifton Ingram have wide-ranging and in-depth experience of contractual disputes and are well placed to assist you with any issues you may have.
Contracts come in all shapes and sizes. Some involve goods, some services. In every case the terms of the contract need to be carefully examined and interpreted. The Courts are more likely to enforce the terms of a contract since it is assumed that businesses will be more aware of what they are signing.
Contracts need not be contained in one document – they can be inferred from email correspondence, or even oral communication. However, while this is the case, you should seek advice from the specialist solicitors at Clifton Ingram to ensure your contract is drafted as explicitly, clearly and understandably as possible so that you protect your position as best you can should a dispute arise.
Remedies for breach of a commercial contract include:
- Damages to compensate for loss as a result of the breach;
- Specific performance – an equitable remedy only capable of being given by a Court to compel the offending party to fulfil their obligations under the contract; and
- Injunction – again, an equitable remedy to prohibit the offending party from continuing a negative breach.
Contact our Business Contract Solicitors in our Wokingham, Reading and Farnham, Thames Valley and M3 Corridor offices
We act in all types of contractual claims, including those relating to the construction and engineering industry, commercial contracts, sale of goods and provision of services. We are a highly experienced, proactive and down-to-earth team of solicitors; bringing a high quality and professional service to your local area.
We regularly advise clients across the South East, including Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and London. Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help on 0808 164 1510. Our solicitors will move fast to find a solution personal to you.