Commercial Contractual Disputes

Our Commercial Litigation team has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of contractual issues and disputes.

Any business, however well organised can run into disputes with suppliers, customers, contractors, industry regulators which results in the need for legal advice and representation. Contracts in business are a inevitability. If either party fails to honour the terms of the contract this results in a breach for which the aggrieved party may be able to sue. It is key for the business to resolve that dispute to ensure prompt payment or to preserve a business relationship. Pearson Solicitors Commercial Litigation team understand the importance of practical advice and prompt action.

Our solicitors have extensive dispute resolution experience and strive to understand your business. When a dispute arises, they are well placed to help you find a resolution as quickly as possible using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures such as Mediation, Expert Determination and arbitration, or, where necessary court proceedings. 

Some of our recent cases:

Successfully pursuing claim for damages for breach of contract for college against a national building contractor for the defective installation of a sports hall floor.  Claim settled on terms satisfactory to client.

Acting for property developer in defending claim brought by main contractor for over £250,000 in the Technology and Construction Court.

Representing local kitchen supplier in claim brought by a national wholesaler.  Successfully defeating claim.  Succeeding in counterclaim and obtaining order for costs.

Pursuing a claim in the County Court on behalf of an electrical contractor on recovery of monies due from main contractor.  Action proceeded to trial whereupon contractor successfully obtained Judgment and costs order against the Defendant.

Acting for manufacturer in claim for damages for breach of contract against a national courier due to damage caused to goods.  Successfully arguing courier’s terms and conditions unreasonable until satisfactory settlement achieved for client.

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