Two adult brothers have failed in their attempt to be given a share of their deceased father’s estate after being left out of his will. The High Court ruled that it was clear that the father had made provision for them while he was alive and did not want them to receive anything further. The
Contracts are a necessary part of life and are formed by businesses and individuals on a daily basis, whether known about or not. Contracts can be formed online, in writing, verbally or over the phone. It usually involves an agreement to buy, hire, or sell a product or service in exchange for something (usually money).
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We frequently deal with breach of contract cases and help clients to navigate their way through contractual disputes ranging in type, complexity and value. We regularly deal with breach of contract cases, loan agreements, debt claims and consumer claims.
Our recent experience includes:-
- Advising on a loan to a family member of £150,000 which was not repaid as agreed under two homemade loan agreements.
- Advising on a claim against a ‘cowboy’ builder who inflicted over £20,000 worth of damage when carrying out work to a property;
- Advising the purchaser of a new build property who experienced severe leaking and water damage which went unresolved for a period of 4 years after she purchased the property resulting in the property being uninhabitable; and
- Advising an elderly couple who had been significantly overcharged by a company providing care services over a long period.
If you are concerned that another party to a contract may have breached its terms (e.g. by providing a faulty product, providing unsatisfactory services or by failing to pay), you may have a claim against them.
We can provide clear and practical advice on the process, your rights and options, any risks that may exist, and what solutions may be available to you.
The most common remedies are:
- Damages (compensation) to compensate you for loss or damage caused by the breach of contract;
- A court order forcing the other party to perform their obligations under the contract (known as specific performance);
- A court declaration stating what the terms of the contract are.
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