Contractual Disputes

Every business can be affected by contractual disputes from time to time, but it’s essential to take speedy action to prevent the situation from escalating. Our legal experts can help with all types of contractual disputes to bring a swift resolution and prevent the relationship from being damaged.

Our lawyers adopt a commercial viewpoint in all cases, and focus on helping you achieve an amicable agreement that’s acceptable to all parties. Some of the most common types of contractual disputes include unpaid invoices, franchising rights, manufacturing contracts, sales agreements and terms and conditions. Where mediation is not successful, we can support you with taking contractual disputes to court.

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More information about Contractual Disputes

Are you struggling with contractual disputes? Our legal team can help with alternative dispute resolution and litigation to resolve any contract issues you may have.

When you agree a contract with another party, they should stick to the terms which are set out. If they fail to meet their obligations or breach the contract in any other way, this can lead to contractual disputes.

There are many types of contractual disputes but wherever possible, mediation and resolution are advisable. Our legal team can assist with negotiations to resolve contractual disputes to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

Types of disputes

The term contractual dispute is broad and can cover a wide range of problems which may be relatively minor, or very significant. We can help with all types of contractual disputes, regardless of size.

Some of the types of contractual disputes we’ve dealt with include:

  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Cross border disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Sales/supply of goods/services
  • Franchise agreements
  • Warranty claims
  • Indemnity claims
  • Retention of title clauses
  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Business law disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Limitation and exclusion clauses

In addition to material breaches which have occurred, we can also assist with anticipatory contractual disputes. This is where one party communicates the intent to breach one or more of their contractual obligations.


Wherever possible, dispute resolution is preferable as it provides a quicker outcome for all parties. However, in those cases where negotiation does not succeed, there are a range of other remedies which can be considered. These include:

  • Repudiation
  • Performance court order
  • Compensation

We will always attempt to resolve the matter using alternative dispute resolution methods first. However, we understand the importance of protecting your reputation and of practical concerns you may have. This is why there is never a “one size fits all” solution to contractual disputes. We believe that a tailored solution which is specific to your individual circumstances provides the best possible outcome.

If you’d like to know more about the dispute resolution process or litigation, get in touch with us today.


    Temilola Ade-John

    Commercial Litigation Partner

    e: temi@carterbond.co.uk
    t: +44 020 3475 6751
    m: +44 07940 722 825

    Jayesh Jotangia

    Litigation Barrister

    e: jayesh@carterbond.co.uk
    t: +44 020 3475 6751

    Enis Rifat

    Consultant Solicitor

    e: enis@carterbond.co.uk
    t: +44 020 3475 6751
    m: +44 07538 597 236


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