Contractual Disputes

We all enter into contracts for goods and/or services at various points in our
lives. The purchase or sale of vehicles, building works or commercial
contracts between companies are just a few examples.

When something goes wrong in these situations, emotions can run high and
the financial implications of the contractual failure can seem overwhelming.

The Dispute Resolution Department here at Bennett Griffin have many years
of experience in contractual disputes. Whatever your concerns, we can review
your legal position and help you to achieve a resolution.

Often, mediation can be a cost effective remedy to many contractual disputes.
Our team at Bennett Griffin are skilled in negotiating and seeking remedies
which satisfy the parties, without resorting to litigation through the Court.

Of course, if negotiation fails, Bennett Griffin will effectively steer your matter
through the litigation process.

Value of your dispute

Depending on the value of the claim, the matter can fall within three potential
‘tracks’.

Under £10,000 – Small Claims
£10,000 – £25,000 – Fast Track
£25,000+ – Multi Track.

The costs involved and the processes differ between the different Tracks. We
will fully explain how your matter is likely to progress (whether you are
bringing or defending a claim), keep you informed as to costs and steer your
dispute through the legal process in a practical and robust manner.

Consumer contracts

As a consumer, the law offers you a generous level of protection in contracts.
A key piece of legislation is the Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Bennett Griffin has successfully won many cases for consumers. We have
successfully negotiated settlements relating to defective vehicles and obtained
Judgments against companies who have undertaken defective works for
consumers.

Commercial contracts

Bennett Griffin also acts for numerous commercial clients who have
experienced contractual difficulties.

We have recovered sums due under contracts, negotiated payment on
defective contracts and advised on the benefits of entering into contracts in
the first instance.

If you want to know if your legal position is strong, whether you can exit a
contract or whether another party has committed a breach which entitles you
to a remedy, we can offer a comprehensive review of the contract and advice
on your legal position.

Depending on the outcome of the review, Bennett Griffin has experience in
chairing formal mediation, round table discussions and without prejudice
written correspondence to resolve the matter.

Don’t hesitate to contact us

Whatever your matter, big or small, Bennett Griffin will strive to be with you for
every step of the process. We will provide effective, sensible and cost
effective advice, to work with you or your business to reach the most effective
resolution for you.

Litigation can be daunting, but we will bring an objective and pragmatic view
on the proceedings and will always have your best interests at the core of all
our work on your matter.

If you have any contractual concerns, contact us on 01903 229999 now to see
what we can do to assist you.