Breach of Employment Contract Solicitors

A breach of contract can be verbal, written or ‘implied’. Breaching terms and conditions of a contract can lead to a professional relationship breaking down as well claims for damages in court. These disputes can cost an employer time away from their business, money and a lot of stress.

Does a contract have to be written?

A contract does not have to be a written document in order for it to be breached. However, such breaches can take place in a number of different ways, and it is important to remember that both employers and employees can breach the contract. Both parties can therefore sue the other if the breach of contract can cause a loss.

Despite the fact that you might have a written, legally sound contract in place, sometimes you simply cannot avoid someone breaching the contract. It’s therefore important to seek legal advice from an employment solicitor as early on as possible.

Our specialist breach of contract solicitors can help you resolve a breach of contract dispute in a way that is tailored to your business needs.

Breach of contract FAQs

To claim for a breach of contract, you must be able to:

  • Provide proof that there was a legally-binding contract in existence
  • Prove that the other party did not execute their part of the contract satisfactorily
  • Demonstrate that the business has suffered a loss as a result

There is a six-year limitation period for claiming a breach of contract.

It’s important to seek legal advice to give you the best possible chance of resolving a breach of contract outside of court.

Our experienced solicitors can review the contract and advise you on next steps, help prepare for meetings, seek involvement from experts and determine the cost of an out-of-court settlement.

Further information

If you’re an employer who has experienced a breach of contract, our employment solicitors are here to help. We can also advise on disciplinary action and settlement agreements. Call us on 0117 325 2929 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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