In the heat of the moment when there is a dispute at work, it is easy to see how an employee may think “that’s it” and walk out of the door – never to return. This is a situation our specialists at Nowell Meller Solicitors see often,...
Contracts are the lifeblood of a business and you need to be able to rely upon people performing their part of the arrangement. But what can you do when things go wrong?
Our Dispute Resolution Team in Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent can give you help and advice as soon as difficulties arise. Often this early intervention can help to resolve the dispute quickly and in the most cost-effective way.
Understanding the contract
The first step is to understand all the terms that are contained in a contract, whether the agreement was made orally or in writing. It is vital to establish as soon as possible what your rights are under the express and implied terms of the contract, together with any other documents such as terms and conditions.
The contract may impose strict time limits for you to bring a claim, set which Courts are able to deal with any claim or allow you to immediately terminate the agreement.
Our specialist Solicitors in Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent will be able to assess all of the contract information at an early stage to put you in the best position from the outset. For expert help with any of this, please contact our Dispute Resolution Team at our Stafford office on 01785 252377 or our Stoke on Trent office on 01782 813315.
Do I have to start Court proceedings?
The simple answer is “No”. Often the best result for a client is to negotiate a settlement without beginning Court proceedings. Our Dispute Resolution experts are focused on finding the best solution for you and will use their experience and skills to get the result you need without a costly legal battle.
Why the Nowell Meller Disputes Team is the right choice for you
We believe that it is important to try to resolve disputes without Court proceedings where possible, as this is often the quickest and most cost-effective way to get the result you need. In business to business contracts this may be vital if you need to preserve an on-going working relationship.
However, if a settlement cannot be reached, our experience in litigation and strong advocacy skills will put you in the best place to succeed in your claim.