Contract disputes occur when two parties are unable to fulfil their initial terms of an agreement in a signed contract. Although it is common for parties to have disputes, the relationship can between the concerning parties can grow troublesome if disputes are not regulated and resolved in a professional and just manner.

Breach of contract disputes can be extremely complex and damaging to both parties.  At Western Solicitors, we know exactly what to do, and we’re here to help you do it. Resolving contractual disputes is what our specialist team does best, so you know you can trust us to make things right when everything appears to go wrong.

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Common types of contract disputes

Some of the most common types of contract disputes in the UK include:

  • Conflicts between business partners;
  • Landlord/tenant disputes;
  • Breach of contract accusations;
  • Contracts related to the purchase of a business or property.

We understand that any of these contract disputes can be time-invasive, uncomfortable and expensive. Attempting to resolve a contract dispute on your own can present you with serious risks, owing to the long-term implications of contract terms.

Conflict resolution methods

Depending on how complex the contract dispute is, our solicitors employ a range of conflict resolution techniques to settle breaches of contracts. These are the following:

  • Negotiation – the parties on their own accord agree to settle the dispute by renegotiating the terms of the contract.
  • Mediation – a structured negotiation method overseen by a solicitor who offers advice and conflict resolution. If both parties come to a settlement, the contract becomes legally binding.
  • Neutral evaluation – a solicitor provides assesses the grievances of both parties and offers advice and opinions to arrive at a settlement.
  • Conciliation – a conciliator has a role similar to a mediator but also proposes a solution to settle the contractual dispute.
  • Arbitration – the process of conflict resolution that is ensured through a formal and structured binding process handled by a nominated arbitrator or team of arbitrators to act as a third party.
  • Litigation – a formal process in which the claims of each party are taken on board for evaluation by civil courts and judged in the public.