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Each day, businesses will enter into contracts in order to function and make profit. For example, contracts govern the legal responsibilities and obligations in the following situations:
Contracts can be in a written form, created verbally or a combination of the two.
Given how fundamental and important contractual relationships are to businesses, when a dispute arises concerning a contract it needs to be handled quickly, to minimise disruption and any loss which has been caused. Sometimes a breach of a contract will be clear-cut, but other times the specific term of the contract will need to be established. We will advise you on where you stand and what your options are.
Our solicitors regularly and successfully resolve commercial and contractual disputes for business clients when the need arises. We act for manufacturers, contractors, local authorities, charities, public bodies and service providers of all types and sizes. We aim to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible to minimise disruption to our client.
By way of example, we have experience of handling contractual disputes in the following areas:
Our team also represents clients with intellectual property disputes. We have advised in a wide variety of cases including trademarks, copyright and design rights disputes. We have followed the Intellectual Property Office's (IPO) procedures and have settled cases by negotiating co-existence agreements.
We have advised in relation to claims of passing off both client's protecting their businesses and also defending clients who have inadvertently infringed another party's intellectual property rights. Our dispute resolution lawyers have taken cases to Court and also negotiated settlement including settlement by undertakings. We have successfully defended our clients' position on a number of occasions and allegations have been dropped at an early stage.
We help clients with internet domain name and cyber squatting disputes, our Solicitors also have expertise defending client's intellectual property online including web content and photographs.
Our team works closely with our Commercial team to provide clients with an holistic analysis of what can be registered, protected and defended.