Disputes often have at their core a commercial contract, entered into between two or more parties, for the supply of goods or services. Many of the provisions of…Read More
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.
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