Business Lawyers – Agreement & Contract Solicitors
Being a business owner, regardless of the business size, you are likely to require legal support from business lawyers. Obviously, the degree will differ. However, it’s wise to consider the future implications if you are wanting to grow your business.
If you own an SME seeking business advice and creating strategies will help protect your business and allow it to grow. It is easy to overlook the importance of legal documents such as terms and conditions, shares, and joint venture agreements. It’s those legal safeguards that could save you thousands in the future.
Depending on the nature of your business, Attwells team of business lawyers would strongly advise you to seek business legal advice. We would recommend you do this prior to launching or in the early stages of your business being open.
For large enterprises, we would suggest a review of your core legal documents. Especially if some time has elapsed since you prepared them. This applies even if a solicitor prepared them as your business needs may have changed along with your industry or business generally.
Review of Business Contract & Agreements
- Terms and Conditions
- Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements
- Commercial Contracts
- Shareholders Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
Business agreements and contract advice
Business agreements and contracts are the basis of all relationships between suppliers and customers. It may be a one-off high-value contract or standard terms and conditions. Either way, the small print is critical when arrangements sour and parties look to rely on their legal position.
Therefore it is important you seek legal advice from business lawyers, experts in their field. As many of our clients are in the estate agency, retail, technology, and design sectors we have experience in a broad range of sectors. This could be advantageous for SMEs seeking a good value for money legal service.
Breach of Contract
A breach of contract is when a binding agreement or promise is not honoured by one or more of the parties.
Breach of contract disputes can arise for a number of reasons and be complex. Most of the time a breach of contract occurs due to over-promising and/or under-delivering.
What is a contract?
A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more people over the age of eighteen years. A contract consists of an offer being made, a period of consideration and an acceptance of the offer. This can be set out in writing or it can be verbally or lawfully implied.
Contracts are particularly useful for a costly service or product, as it ensures an agreed level of service or an expectation of the product. Depending on the type of contract and financial implications you may wish to seek legal advice before signing.
What is considered a breach of contract?
A breach of contract arises when the service or product fails to meet or mirror the promises set out in the contract. This includes breaking the terms and conditions of the contract or breaching the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.
Can I issue court proceedings for breach of contract?
Yes, although issuing court proceedings is not always the best cause of action. Attwells will always recommend you try to reach a win-win compromise first. If this approach does not work, our disputes expert Edward Powell will be happy to assist you. Attwells offer a free initial chat, during this time we will ask you for a brief outline of your complaint.
Before attending your first appointment with Edward we’d also recommend you bring the following:
- A copy of your contract, if written
- Any emails, text messages, or letters received concerning the matter
- Proof or evidence of any money lost, such as loss of earnings or a deposit paid
Having these documents will save you time and money.
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