Contract Disputes & Contract Settlement Lawyers

If you are involved in or can foresee a potential contract dispute, then you should take professional legal advice as early as possible to minimise its impact on you and your business.

Contracts are a vital part of both personal and commercial ventures so when disputes arise it is vital that you enlist the help of trusted lawyers, who can act swiftly and unequivocally on your behalf to protect your interests.

At Lupton Fawcett, we recognise that every legal dispute is different and will take the time to understand the specific issues you are facing so as to provide you with a fully bespoke legal service to best serve your personal and commercial interests.

To speak to a specialist dispute management solicitor, contact our Leeds, Sheffield or York office by phone or by completing our enquiry form for a quick response from a member of our dedicated team.

Our Contract Dispute and Settlement Services

Contract disputes can be stressful and time-consuming for both businesses and individuals, placing your reputation and livelihood in jeopardy. We regularly advise PLCs, SMEs and individuals across all sectors on a wide range of disputes arising out matters such as:

  • Non-performance agreements
  • Warranty and indemnity claims
  • Retention of title claims
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Breach of confidence
  • Misrepresentation and mistake
  • Management buyouts (MBOs)
  • Management buy-ins (MBIs)
  • Supply chain
  • Satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose of goods and services

Regardless of the dispute or situation, the lawyers at Lupton Fawcett are here to provide you with professional and practical advice and will take robust and decisive action to find an effective resolution to your case.

Just some of the sectors our commercial litigation team act on behalf of include (but are not limited to):

  • Healthcare and pharmacy
  • Technology
  • Business to business (B2B)
  • Food
  • Retail
  • Gambling
  • Telecoms

E-Commerce Disputes

In what was already a fast growing sector, e-commerce expansion accelerated in 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis as it became the primary method of shopping across the world.  Online sales in the UK grew 75% year on year, estimated to reach just below £100 billion in 2020.

The increase in e-commerce business has led inevitably to an increase in contractual disputes and the need for e-commerce contract dispute resolution.  An online business has the potential to reach customers worldwide which means international considerations may need to be taken into account for your terms of service, supply chain agreements, IP, compliance and more.

Find out more about the legal requirements for online trading and e-commerce business agreements here.

Resolving Disputes

Wherever possible, we seek to find amicable resolutions to the problem at hand without needing to issue court proceedings. We have a tremendous track record of success using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) such as mediation, negotiation, and arbitration, avoiding the need for lengthy and expensive court action.

Resolving disputes away from the courts also helps to keep the stress of the legal process to a minimum and keeps the matter private, protecting the reputations of the individuals and businesses involved, helping to sustain and build other working relationships.

We will tirelessly work towards a constructive resolution to any dispute and will do our utmost to:

  • Maintain a close working relationship with the other party.
  • Minimise costs and disruption.
  • Seek a financial settlement or an agreement on other terms, where appropriate.

Resolving a dispute with the minimal consequence is always preferable but in some cases court proceedings are unavoidable. We will pursue this course of action for you only when it is absolutely the right decision to do so but will be thorough and skilful in our preparation and representation of you throughout the court process.

Our legal specialists are also able to help you with forward planning for your business and are highly experienced in providing advice to business owners about how to avoid disputes in the future and ensuring that your contracts are water-tight.

However you need our help, we are firmly on your side and will provide expert guidance that will put you ahead.

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

At Lupton Fawcett, we believe in solving disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid disturbances to your business and unnecessary expense and worry.

Contractual disputes can be by their nature complex and can span many different areas of law. As a full-service legal firm, the expertise of the solicitors at Lupton Fawcett covers all areas so that regardless of the issue, we have the specialism and experience to assist you.

We are extremely well connected across other professions as well so that if you need an accountant or financial adviser, for example, we can put you in touch with the leading specialists who can help.

By choosing to work with Lupton Fawcett, you will have access to a highly proficient, knowledgeable, and reliable team who are easy to contact and who will spend the time getting to know you, your business, and the specific issues that affect you.

We are tactical and shrewd, consistently out thinking others in order to give you the best chance of a successful outcome to benefit you, your business, and your future.

At Lupton Fawcett, we pride ourselves on being are down to earth, friendly, and approachable. We don’t believe in using legal or technical jargon but instead will provide you with the clear answers and advice you need so that you can be certain of your position and the best direction to take.

We are an award-winning legal firm and are exceptionally good at what we do. We are recognised throughout the industry for our commercial and legal expertise and our accreditations by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK can give you confidence that your business is in safe hands.

Our Fees

It is important to us that everyone has access to our first-class legal service and that we continue to deliver value for money for all our clients. We are always happy to go above and beyond the call of duty and work tirelessly in pursuit of the very best results. Whether you are running a large corporation or have your own small business, we have a variety of flexible pricing plans so that you can find the best options to suit you.

  • Fixed price agreements

All costs are confirmed ahead of the legal process so that there are no surprises along the way.

  • Pay as you go arrangements

You can remain flexible about the level of involvement you need from us.

  • Hourly charging rates

This traditional method is fully flexible with all costs discussed and agreed upfront.

We are happy to talk about the various pricing options and the litigation funding mechanisms available to prospective litigants in more detail so that we can find the best plan for your situation, your needs and your budget so for more information please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Contact Us for Help

Lupton Fawcett is a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated, or emotional times.  Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Lupton Fawcett has long been recognised for our expertise in Commercial Disputes and Litigation.

Our Business Dispute Solicitors act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Nottingham.

Our team of experienced Contract Dispute Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Call today or complete the enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you quickly.

We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

Having advised and supported many local families, individuals and businesses, we are proud to offer clients a dedicated service from specialist solicitors who are experts in their field:

We're Award Winning

Multi-award winning - Yorkshire Team of the Year, Regional Employment Team of the Year, Employment Law Lawyer of the Year

We're Connected

We're connected to the people, businesses and infrastructure throughout Yorkshire

We Put You First

You can be sure to expect superb client service from us. Our clients are our priority

We're Your Law Firm

Your problems are real but how we approach them makes all the difference