Contract dispute solicitors – expert legal advice

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Commercial contract disputes can be serious and have a damaging effect on your business.

Lodders’ expert team of commercial dispute solicitors can help to mitigate and resolve your contract dispute. Our team has many years of experience in successfully resolving disputes across different business sectors, and we will work closely with you to reach a speedy and effective resolution.

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Whether you are bringing or defending a claim, we can help you to a successful resolution.

How Lodders can help you with your contract dispute

We have a dedicated Commercial Contract Dispute Resolution team with decades of experience in all matters relating to commercial contract disputes. Our team can help to resolve your commercial contract dispute – and we can also provide proactive legal advice to help you prevent disputes from occurring.

After you get in touch with us, we can advise you on the most cost-effective and expedient way of resolving your dispute, so as to limit the impact on your business

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Types of disputes we often deal with

  • Partnership disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Sale of goods
  • Company contracts
  • Breach of confidentiality

How to resolve a breach of contract

There are two main ways contract disputes are resolved.

Mediation: Mediation is a process used to settle disputes in a diverse, extensive range of situations. The mediator is a facilitator, not a judge, and therefore does not take sides. Mediation is a structured, interactive process whereby an individual, such as a solicitor or adviser, who is impartial and neutral, helps the parties involved to reach a mutually satisfactory settlement. The process is informal, flexible, voluntary, and confidential. Mediation involves limited costs and is very speedy, with high success rates.

Litigation: Litigation is the process of taking a disagreement to a court of law, whether that be in the County Court, High Court or at arbitration. Litigation is often expensive and protracted, but sometimes unavoidable.

We will help you understand all of your options and then agree with you the best strategy, keeping the need to protect your reputation and relationships at the forefront.

What our clients say

“Excellent communication with opposing parties, taking a firm but fair approach.”

The Legal 500

“Thanks for your help and guidance and for the friendly and sensitive way you dealt with the situation. I’ll certainly recommend your services to anyone in a similar situation.”

Client feedback

“Put simply, Mike was everything I needed at that moment and while no guarantees exist with the outcome of my case, Mike made sure that regardless of outcome I will rest assured with the case I have.”

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Examples of recent disputes which we have advised on:

  • Advising parties in a complex multi-million pound claim against a foreign organisation for damages arising out of a Supply of Goods and Services Agreement.
  • Acting for a party in a breach of contract claim for the supply of ceramic tiles, which was successfully settled prior to trial.
  • Advising parties in a potential claim for shipping container over charging by a third party.
  • Acting for a party in the defence of a damages claim brought by a foreign concern in respect of the sale of intellectual property rights, including domain names.
  • Advising a party in relation to a claim brought by a student alleging misrepresentation in respect of helicopter pilot training.
  • Acting for a party in a breach of contract claim against the supplier of a defective laminating machine.
  • Acting for a property owner against a builder and architect in respect of defective building and design work undertaken.

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Contract dispute FAQS

Commercial dispute answers

Not sure that this is the service for you? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

A commercial contract dispute is a disagreement between two or more businesses, the subject matter of which can, for example, cover breach of contract, debt, partnership, shareholder issues, and intellectual property.

This involves ending the disagreement, usually by either commencing legal discussions, court proceedings, or by reaching a consensus between the parties through a process known as Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Commercial contract disputes can occur in a variety of area of business. We can advice you on the most cost effective and expedient way of resolving your dispute, so as to limit the impact on your business.

Lodders’ commercial dispute resolution team has many years’ experience of successfully resolving disputes across different business sectors, allowing you to focus on the important task of running your business while we take the strain.

From day one of our relationship with you, our focus will be to identify practical, cost-effective solutions, and to implement a dispute resolution strategy that meets your priorities and minimises disruption to your business.

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Lodders’ skilled team has a wealth of experience in commercial contract dispute matters, we can advise you on the most cost-effective and expedient way of resolving your dispute