Breach of contract
A contract does not have to be a written document in order for it to be breached. A breach can be of a verbal, written (express) or an implied term of a contract. A breach of contract occurs when one party to the agreement fails to fulfil an obligation or breaks the terms of the agreement.
The remedies for a breach of contract are:
- Damages: Damages (a right to monetary compensation) are used to put the claimant back in the position they would have been if the terms of the contract had been met as agreed.
- Termination: Where the breach is serious enough, the right to terminate the contract
- Specific performance: The less common option of obtain specific performance of the contract involves obtaining a Court order for the other side to carry out their contractual obligations.
We have wide ranging experience of breach of contract matters and would be happy to advise you of your rights and the appropriate action to take.