Breaches of contract
"Sometimes parties to a contract have all of their rights set out in a written contract, sometimes they don't. Sometimes it is what is called the Common Law that governs the parties' rights. We know the advice to give because we have spent 25 years specializing in these areas of law, acting for banks and for companies and businesses both large and small."
For 25 years we have specialized in providing advice on all commercial contracts and disputes, employment contracts, building contracts and sub-contracts and on contract disputes including payment claims, disputes over variations, contract termination, Construction Contract Act claims, disputes over delays in building works and claims over defective works.
If you are having a dispute over a contract or a particular clause in a contract we can help you identify the best means of resolving the dispute cost effectively.
That could be effective negotiation or mediation or it could be the prompt issuing of a default notice.
Our practice is located outside of the Perth CBD and because of this our hourly rates are 20% lower than the standard rates charged by most Perth law firms. Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by other commercial law firms.
We can act for parties in litigation in either prosecuting or defending a claim in the Federal, Supreme, District or Magistrates Court on the basis of a fixed, affordable, fee paid monthly as opposed to charging an hourly rate. If we are engaged on that basis you can pay a set fee, often at a discounted rate, in return for us remaining on the record as acting for you in the action for a fixed period. During that fixed period we will represent you and deal with whatever matters arise in the litigation during that time, including all court appearances and drafting of all court documents.
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We provide legal advice and handle disputes in respect of business contracts including:
- general advice on all contract terms;
- termination of contracts;
- loan agreements;
- sale contracts;
- building contracts;
- franchise agreements;
- joint venture agreements;
- employment contracts;
- professional service agreements;
- licence agreements; and
- disputes over intellectual property and information technology.
We also handle all breach of contract claims, including:
- payment claims;
- breaches of non-compete clauses;
- breaches of warranty claims;
- breaches of confidentiality clauses;
- theft of company property and clients;
- misuse of company information;
- supply of defective products;
- late delivery claims;
- misleading and deceptive conduct claims; and
- claims against guarantors.
The parties may be able to resolve their dispute regarding breaches of the contract by alternative dispute resolution methods, before they resort to court action.
It may be the case that the contract prescribes ways in which the parties have to resolve disputes, by mediation or arbitration. If there are no such clauses, then we can proceed with court action straight away.
We can provide you with advice on practical solutions to resolve your dispute regarding a breach of contract claim.