Breach of Contract
When a party fails to honour a binding agreement by not fulfilling the contract this is deemed a breach of contract.
A breach of contract or agreement can be grounds for a civil lawsuit, regardless of whether the contract was oral or written. There are three important considerations that you should think about before starting a lawsuit for breach of contract:
- First, you must be certain that a contract was made. Contracts can be made in any number of situations, ranging from a simple agreement to a complex business transaction.
- Second, you must be able to prove that the other party breached an important term of the contract.
- Third, you must be able to show that you suffered a loss because of the breach.
- We understand that every time a client is engaged in a dispute, no matter how insignificant, the dispute can distract a person or organisation from its core responsibilities and affect the lives and reputations of those involved.
Our lawyers know we are judged not only on how we manage a dispute, but also on how well we shield our clients from the inevitable disruptions that flow from a dispute.
We engage our clients in risk-management conversations. When a disagreement does arise, we aim to resolve the dispute without the need for litigation, whether that is through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. In instances when litigation becomes unavoidable, our clients trust that we will litigate their cases with the same determination which we would litigate a case on behalf of our family and friends.