Contract Disputes

Our team has a wealth of expertise in advising companies on all elements of contractual issues and contract disputes.

Contract Disputes

Contracts govern the relationships between almost every business. They provide a framework for successful commercial relationships and business growth but, when contract disputes arise, they can cause a whole host of problems for those who are party to them.

Our contract disputes experts are experienced in dealing with large and complex disputes as well as day to day issues that arise.



Expert Advice

If you find yourself in a dispute, we will evaluate the strategic positions of all parties involved and provide guidance on the optimal course of action, considering both commercial and legal perspectives. 

While we actively explore alternative dispute resolution options, we are prepared to vigorously advocate for your interests in court when required. Our adaptable and responsive approach extends to handling emergencies, including applications for injunctive relief.



Contract Cases

Our areas of expertise include disputes surrounding:

  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Misrepresentation
  • Sale of goods or service agreements
  • Supply agreements
  • Warranty disputes
  • Restrictive covenants

Whatever your contract dispute type, our aim is to ensure that the issue is resolved with the best possible outcome for you.

FAQ'S & Useful Information

Contracts are typically legally binding agreements, carrying legal weight in court. However, it is essential to establish that both parties entered the contract fairly and with full knowledge. A breach of contract is not exclusive to written agreements; it can be applied to verbal, written, or implied contract terms, provided the breach is proven.

A breach of contract occurs when one party violates the stipulated 'terms or conditions' within the agreement or fails to fulfill their contractual obligations. Contractual disputes may arise for various reasons, ranging from minor issues like late payments to more severe offenses resulting in damages or losses for the aggrieved party.

Examples of potential breaches include, but are not limited to:

  • Refusal by a party to fulfill their contractual duties.
  • Failure to deliver goods or services of the agreed-upon quality and fitness for purpose.
  • Violation of an employment contract.
  • Untimely provision of services without a reasonable excuse.
  • Non-payment or delayed payment for a service beyond the specified timescale.

Yes. A breach of contract typically falls into one of four categories:

  • Minor Breach of Contract (Partial Breach): This breach is less severe than a material breach and allows the negatively affected party to pursue damages. However, it does not necessarily impact the overall outcome of the contract.
  • Material Breach of Contract: A material breach has more significant consequences on the contract's outcome. If the party had known about or guaranteed a particular term, the material breach could render the contract void. 
  • Fundamental Breach of Contract (Repudiatory Breach): This severe breach results in the termination of the contract rather than the affected party seeking damages. For example, if an employer fails to provide the required notice period to terminate employment, it constitutes a fundamental breach.
  • Anticipatory Breach of Contract: Although less common, an anticipatory breach occurs when a party acknowledges their inability to fulfill their contractual obligations within the agreed time or manner. The affected party is usually notified in advance, allowing them to take legal action despite the anticipation of non-fulfillment.

At Bright Solicitors, we strive to be fully transparent with our Fees. Please contact a member of our specialist Litigation & Disputes team for information regarding our fees, and an estimate related to your matter.

Please contact 01752 388883, or email

If you would like to discuss a contractual dispute with a member of our team, please contact 01752 388883, or email


the Disputes & Litigation team

Alex Jeffery
Georgina Whitton
Jack Waterfield
Maryanne Earl