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In simple terms, a breach of contract is where one party fails to perform their part of any agreement, whether it is an oral or a written agreement.  The terms of many contracts are contained within the conditions of sale but may not always be.  Some terms are implied terms and will apply even if an agreement is silent on these.  Common examples of implied terms are that a product is fit for purpose and is sold free from faults.

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

What are the important facts to consider in a breach of contract dispute?

If you breach a commercial contract, or think someone may have broken a contract you were part of, the first things you need to establish are:

  • Is there is a written contract and if so, what does it say? Is your contract a business-to business, or business-to-consumer arrangement? If it's the latter, you should ensure the contract does not abuse the customer’s statutory rights. If the contract includes terms that are implied rather than explicit, this could mean the court dismisses the case because it deems the terms unfair.
  • Check for evidence of any changes to the written terms - Changes could appear in ensuing emails and correspondence. Each party should be as clear as possible as to the latest terms and should agree to them.
  • Be aware of waiving the breach - There are ways for you to waive a breach, such as through delay, where a court may deem certain actions have lost you the right to take action.
  • Be aware that separate contract clauses have different implications - For example, if the issue relates to a fundamental breach, as opposed to an anticipatory or other type of breach, then your options and remedies may be very different.

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.

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