Breach of Contract

A breach of contract occurs where one party fails to perform the contractual obligations they owe to another. The injured party to a breach of contract may be able to claim damages against the party acting in breach. The purpose of a damages award is to put the injured party in the position they would have been in had the contract been performed satisfactorily. In contracts between businesses, there may be exclusion clauses which seek to exclude a party’s liability in the event of a breach. Such clauses are only enforceable if they are considered reasonable.

Child & Child has substantial experience in dealing with breach of contract claims and advising on the most effective resolution of such disputes. In many circumstances, Child & Child can find commercial solutions without the need for court proceedings, although where that is not possible, the firm can act in such proceedings on your behalf.

Child & Child have expertise in advising on a range of contracts including:

  • Supply of services
  • Sale of goods
  • Construction
  • Agency
  • Distribution
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Tenancy
  • Partnership
  • Joint venture disputes

Please telephone James Beat on 020 7201 3553 or Dipesh Dosani on 020 7201 3575.