Contracts are legal relationships that govern a very wide variety of situations in everyday life – Leases and Tenancy Agreements, employee-employer relationships, Agreements to Purchase moveable or indeed real property are all examples of contractual relationships.
In the vast majority of cases, Contracts run smoothly with each party fulfilling their respective obligations under the Contracts and are paid the money or receive the property or services that they expect to receive under the terms of the Contract.
Sometimes disputes do arise and, in those circumstances, it is important that those parties – whether they are the party alleged to be in breach or indeed the person who has suffered as a result of the breach, obtains legal advice quickly.
It is important that the contractual relationship is assessed so as to understand whether there has in fact been a breach and if so, what, if any, losses have been suffered as a direct result.
The parties should attempt to resolve matters without the court’s intervention and we regularly assist our clients with negotiations or in mediation so as to try to avoid court proceedings. Should the matter not be resolved through negotiations, mediation or other alternative dispute resolution then we can assist our clients in pursuing or defending Court Proceedings.
If you have suffered as a result of a third party’s breach of contract or are alleged to have breached a contract yourself, it is important that you seek advice as to your position quickly so please make contact with a member of our team.