Commercial Contract Disputes

Commercial Contract Disputes

Commercial contracts are the lifeblood of many businesses. So, where issues arise, and a commercial contract dispute is the result, the potential impact can be substantial. It is therefore important for these matters to seek specialist legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

At WSP Solicitors, we have many years of experience in supporting clients to navigate various types of commercial contract disputes in the right way for their business. Our commercial contract dispute solicitors can provide strategic advice that is tailored to achieving the best possible outcome, supporting you in taking whatever specific action is necessary.

No matter what your businesses’ circumstances may be, we will always ensure that your priorities are at the heart of our approach. Whatever outcome you are looking to achieve, we will provide tailored legal advice and support in a way that works for you.

Effective advice for commercial contract disputes

Our commercial contract disputes solicitors can advise on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Terms of commercial contract
  • Mistakes and errors in existing contracts
  • The existence of a commercial contract
  • Commercial contract fraud

Consult our commercial contract disputes solicitors in Gloucestershire

To discuss a commercial contract dispute with our expert team, please contact your local WSP Solicitors office in GloucesterStroud or Dursley, or use the enquiry form on the right.

If you have a quick question or would like to request a call back, you can also use our quick online enquiry form.

How we can assist with commercial contract disputes

Clear advice on your commercial contracts rights and options

Commercial contract disputes can be highly complicated, which means that it is important to start by clearly establishing the contracts that exist between the relevant parties and what the terms of said contract are. This is something our lawyers for commercial contract disputes can work to determine, and, from here, we can advise on where there are grounds for a dispute and what actions our clients should take.

Our commercial contract dispute solicitors can quickly and accurately assess the situation and what has led to the dispute, advising you on your current legal position. We can then talk you through the possible outcomes and what the best approach would be to secure a positive outcome.

Early resolution and court alternatives for commercial contract disputes

From our experience, it is often in both parties’ best interests to resolve a commercial contract dispute as quickly as possible and without the need for any court proceedings. In many cases, contract disagreements can be dealt with at an early stage via a conscientiously drafted letter before action.

A letter before action sets out your legal position, the outcome you are looking to achieve, and the subsequent actions you would be willing to take if a suitable agreement is not reached.

Our solicitors can work with you to draft a robust letter before action, as well as handle any further correspondence which may be needed to resolve a contract dispute.

If a letter before action is not successful in the first instance, we are well positioned to advise on a range of methods that are designed to help you and the other party to negotiate an agreement out of court. This may involve dealing with private negotiations or alternative dispute resolution, depending on the circumstances.

Alternative dispute resolution may involve resolving the dispute via approaches such as mediation or arbitration, both of which are designed to help you find a swift resolution without the need for costly and time consuming court proceedings.

Commercial contract litigation in court

Unfortunately, in some cases, court proceedings are necessary to ensure that the commercial contract dispute is dealt with comprehensively. If this approach is required, we will work closely with you to prepare a strong case and ensure that you have expert representation for any hearings that take place.

Commercial contract disputes explained

What is involved in a commercial contract dispute?

A commercial contract dispute takes place where the parties involved in a contract disagree over its terms or definitions (or the existence of the contract in the first place).

It is important to note that it does not necessarily matter whether the contract in question was made in writing, agreed orally or was a combination of both. If a commercial offer has previously been made, accepted, and something of value has been provided, this means that a contract exists. This, in turn, means that its terms can be disputed.

What is the best approach to handle a commercial contract dispute?

Whenever a commercial contract dispute first emerges, it is essential to establish exactly what the contract looks like and the terms which are up for debate. This is something our commercial contract dispute solicitors can support you with, as understanding the ins and outs of contract law can be difficult without expert legal advice.

Typically the next step is to engage in negotiations out of court in order to reach a settlement. The party who is deemed to have suffered a loss via a breached contract will often enter into these negotiations with the aim of seeking compensation.

How do express and implied terms affect a contract dispute?

When signing a commercial contract, there are likely to be several ‘express’ and ‘implied’ terms which can have an effect on the way any disputes are handled.

Express terms of a contract are those which have been directly expressed by either party, either in writing or orally. Implied terms are those which have not been explicitly expressed by the parties but are implied in the contract by the courts on the basis of:

  • Usage or custom
  • The parties’ previous dealings with one another
  • Common law
  • Statute

Why choose WSP Solicitors for commercial contract dispute resolution?

Extensive experience in resolving commercial contract disputes

Our commercial contract dispute solicitors have many years of experience in advising clients on a variety of disputes in a wide range of industries and sectors. This means that we are able to provide straightforward, practical advice which that is well suited to your circumstances.

Close personal service

We will advise you through every step of your commercial contract dispute, offering carefully tailored advice and reassurance about how your case is progressing and what is likely to happen next. We believe in establishing long-term relationships with all of our clients, so providing an exceptional service is at the forefront of everything we do.

Clear pricing at every stage

We appreciate that the cost of dealing with a commercial contract dispute needs to be taken into consideration from the very outset to ensure that you do not spend any more than the value of compensation you may be seeking.

When instructed, our lawyers for commercial contract disputes will provide a transparent quote which details the likely costs involved and will keep you regularly updated to ensure that all expenditure is agreed upon in advance of work being completed.

Contact our commercial contract disputes solicitors in Gloucestershire

To discuss a commercial contract dispute with our expert team, please contact your local WSP Solicitors office in GloucesterStroud or Dursley, or use the enquiry form on the right.

If you have a quick question or would like to request a call back, you can also use our quick online enquiry form.


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