Disputes can arise over the quality of the goods or services
supplied, whether these are fit for purpose, whether they meet the
contractual specification or where there has been delay and time is
of the essence. The original breach of contract often results in
consequential losses because of the cost of rectifying inadequate
work or loss of profits. We will conduct an early case assessment
to provide you with clear advice regarding the prospects for
pursuing or defending a claim and likely future costs.
Sometimes debt recovery claims attract a
defence claiming breach of contract. Defences and
counterclaims entered will be assessed to gauge whether these have
merit, are exaggerated or are spurious.
We will always try to resolve disputes without the need for
litigation, particularly if there is work still to be completed -
so you do not throw good money after bad. However if court
proceedings do become necessary, we will advise you fully of all
the consequences in order to ensure you make the right decisions.
Where possible we will encourage early settlement through mediation
or without prejudice negotiations.