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Contract Disputes Solicitors in Nottingham

Contract disputes can put your vital commercial relationships at risk and interrupt your cash flow. However, the right legal guidance can help you avoid long-term damage to your business.

At Roythornes, our contract disputes solicitors in Nottingham can provide you with the tailored, strategic advice you need to help your business succeed.

We help local businesses and business owners, including sole traders, partners, start-ups, SMEs and large regional and national companies, with a wide range of disputes. We approach all issues with a commercial mindset; we recognise the benefit of resolving such disputes as amicably as possible to keep costs proportionate and avoid any lengthy, public court proceedings.

Utilising strong negotiations skills, we are able to help the vast majority of our clients find constructive resolutions without the need for court action. We will guide you through all your options and the risks and benefits associated with each course of action so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. If constructive negotiation is not possible, we also have fierce litigation skills and can provide advice about taking court action.

Contact our contract dispute solicitors in Nottingham to set up an initial telephone consultation, video conference or face-to-face meeting where we will discuss your needs, get to know your business and agree a clear budget.

What our commercial contract dispute solicitors can do for you

Having operated from Nottingham for many years – and with other branches throughout the East Midlands – we have in-depth insight into the local markets. We regularly help businesses address all types of legal contract disputes, including:

  • General terms and conditions
  • Contract for the sale and supply of goods and services
  • Consumer contracts
  • Warranties and indemnities
  • Agency and distribution agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Hire agreements
  • Breach of covenant
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Employment contract disputes
  • Overage and clawback agreement disputes
  • Misrepresentation
  • Professional negligence
  • Force majeure
  • Frustration
  • Civil fraud

Wherever possible, we aim to engage the other party in constructive negotiations to seek a solution to the dispute while preserving the business relationship. We can also help your business access forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

If no other option is feasible, we can provide advice on the viability of court proceedings, including whether the costs of pursuing court action would be proportionate to your claim, the difficulties you may encounter and the arguments the other party may raise. If you make a decision to proceed following our advice, we can provide robust representation throughout the proceedings so you have the best possible chance of achieving a positive outcome.

When can you sue for breach of contract?

The law varies depending on the type of contract involved, but in general you can sue for breach of contract if:

  • The other party does not comply with their legal obligations under the contract (such as failing to provide the promised service)
  • You suffer a loss
  • The loss would not have happened if it were not for the breach of contract

Reasons a party may breach a contract include:

  • Non-performance – they do not fulfil their contractual obligations
  • Delayed performance – they do not fulfil their obligations within the timeframe set out by the contract
  • Defective performance – they do not fulfil their obligations to the required standards

What remedies are there for breach of contract?

Depending on your individual circumstances and the terms of the contract, you may be able to seek a range of remedies, including:

  • Damages – compensation to cover any losses caused by the contractual breach
  • Specific performance – to compel the party to fulfil their contractual obligations
  • Rescission or repudiation – to terminate the contract and release you from your obligations
  • Injunction – to prevent any further breaches

Why choose Roythornes Solicitors in Nottingham for advice about your commercial dispute?

Our team of legal specialists have been supporting businesses across the East Midlands for over 85 years.

Our litigation team is led by partner, Phil Cookson, who has over 25 years of experience handling commercial disputes from minor contractual breaches to complex and high value work.

We can tailor our service to suit your individual needs, whether you need one-off advice about a contract dispute or long-term advice and strategic insight. Our clients often stick with us for the long haul for our ability to adapt our service as your business evolves, grows and develops its commercial goals.

We are committed to helping businesses find constructive resolutions to contract disputes, utilising methods such as mediation or arbitration wherever appropriate. However, if necessary, we can provide fierce representation during court proceedings and will help you develop a strategy that gives you the best possible chance of achieving the outcome you need.

Get in touch with our commercial litigation and dispute resolution solicitors in Nottingham

Contact our contract dispute solicitors in Nottingham to set up an initial telephone consultation, video conference or face-to-face meeting where we will discuss your needs, get to know your business and agree a clear budget.