Disputes can arise in numerous ways with, for example, long standing relationships.

As such we are aware of the need to be sensitive in certain circumstances. Equally we know that unfortunately a resolution is not always straightforward, however we are equipped to take the necessary steps to protect your position.

Whether the dispute is a written or verbal agreement we are ready to take your call. One of the most common cases is regarding Non-Compete Agreements.

If you are interested in instructing MJW Law please contact us on 0333 456 6611 and ask to speak to one of the team who will guide you through the initial process.

Speak with us.

Our specialist dispute resolution lawyers are here to help. When you call, you’ll speak directly to one of our specialists, meaning you’ll be in safe hands.

Your claim is evaluated.

Our expert team of dispute resolution lawyers will work with you to fully understand your case and any issues you may be facing and then discuss the best approach to meet your objectives.

We negotiate your claim.

Once we’ve agreed the best approach to your dispute – whether in court or out of court (e.g. mediation, arbitration) – we’ll support you throughout the process to provide the best outcome to your dispute.

Frequently Asked Questions For Contract Disputes

Will I have to go to court?

Not always. There are several ways of dealing with disputes without going to court. The most popular method is mediation, but there are alternatives such as arbitration, adjudication and expert determination, which can avoid court proceedings.

Can I avoid contract disputes?

A sure-fire way to keep any disputes to a minimum is to have watertight documentation. Having clear, concise contracts will help with transparency from a business. On the other hand, make sure that any contract is read fully before signing and any changes made to an agreement are always documented to protect both parties.

What does litigation mean?

Litigation has no fixed definition, but it’s generally understood as to mean a claim brought into the courts and the procedures and rules relating to it.

Why would I need legal advice for a contract dispute?

As disputes can be very complex, especially if you have to go to court, our specialists can guide you through the process and assist in providing the best possible outcome.

Does a written contract need to be signed to be effective?

Usually, when a contract is in writing, and both parties have signed this agreement, it can only then be inferred that the documentation bounds each party. However, if there is other evidence that sheds light on the intention of either party, a more flexible approach may be taken by courts to resolve the case.

What is the time limit for bringing a contractual claim?

The Limitation Act 1980 provides a six-year period in respect of breach of contract. The cause of action accrues on the date of the breach of contract and the six-year limitation period runs from this date.

This act does have a caveat if parties’ contract out, either by agreeing a different period (longer or shorter) prescribed under the Limitation Act or having an agreement for no limitation.

The only time this will not apply is if the agreement falls foul of the requirements of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.

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