Our Commercial Litigation Team advises clients in relation to contracts and agreements they have entered into and assists in situations where clients wish to assert that a contract has or has not been entered into.
We work for a wide range of businesses – including listed, private and owner-managed companies – in addition to public bodies, regulators trusts and high net worth individuals.
Examples of the type of contract disputes where we have assisted include breaches of the operative parts of a sales and purchase agreement of the assets of a company, breach of a funding agreement and termination of an outsourcing agreement.
We are often asked for our input at contract drafting stage with a view to prevent disputes or disagreements occurring or, if there are disagreements, providing useful mechanisms for their resolution. We also advise where there are problems in the performance of a contract.
We take a commercial approach where we can but, if this is not possible, we take all the necessary steps to achieve a favourable outcome for clients by robust action.
- Advising clients on their contractual and legal position;
- Providing practical solutions and ways to resolve matters and/ or narrow the areas of dispute;
- Determining if the dispute can be resolved by agreement or negotiation;
- If the dispute cannot be resolved by agreement, taking the matter forward by robustly pursuing or defending court proceedings, arbitration, expert determination, mediation or other means of alternative dispute resolution.
- Advising and acting on the resolution on wide range of hard fought disputes arising out of the sale and purchase of company assets;
- Advising on termination of funding for overseas development agreement subject to English law;
- Advising and acting on termination of multi-jurisdictional outsourcing agreement with numerous issues including outsourcing company demanding payment of fees for release of documents urgently required for regulatory purposes and US$4 million;
- Advising and acting for purchasers regarding rescission of contract for sale of property for £25 million due to sellers’ fraudulent misrepresentation and other issues.