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Contract disputes

Both businesses and individuals enter into contracts every day, both verbally and in writing. Unfortunately, a number of these contracts will end up being breached and often, both parties to the contract will blame each other and a dispute arises.

Verbal vs. written

If the contract has been entered into verbally, it is likely there will be a difference of opinion as to what the terms of the contract were. Parties will need to collate supporting evidence to convince a judge that their version of events is true.

The fact that there was a written contract does not prevent there being any issues in dispute. There are several factors that you will need to consider. Common examples of these include:

  • Whether there were any agreed variations to the contract
  • Whether there were any unwritten terms of the contracts
  • Whether there were any variations to the contract that have been accepted by conduct

Further information

Contract disputes can be complex, time-consuming and costly. This can have a detrimental impact on either a person or a business. It is advisable to seek advice early on the terms of the contract and your entitlement to any damages prior to attempting to reach an early settlement.

For straightforward and practical help and advice, speak to our commercial lawyers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire on 0117 905 9763 or complete our online enquiry form.

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