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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.

Consumer contracts are more tightly regulated in order to protect consumers. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 replaced and consolidated a lot of pre-exitsing legislation pertaining to consumer contracts. It implies terms and bestows rights into consumer contracts, many of which cannot be 'opted-out' of, including:

  • Goods must be of "satisfactory quality";
  • Goods must be fit for a particular purpose; and
  • Goods must be as described;

If a business breaches these statutory terms, there are a number of legal remedies open to the consumer, including:

  • Enforcement of the contract;
  • Right to reject the goods and rescind the contract; and
  • Right to repair or replacement of the goods.

Contact our Contractual Disputes Solicitors in our Wokingham and Reading, Thames Valley 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 0118 978 0099.  Our solicitors will move fast to find a solution personal to you.

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Jonathan Davis

Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

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