What is Breach Of Contract?
Breach of contract basically means that one or more of the terms or conditions set out in a contract has been broken. Breaching a contract may lead to the total breakdown of the contract and can lead to legal action and claims for damages in a court of law.
About Breaches of Contract
When a contract is made, an agreement is formed between the parties to perform a service on one side, and to pay for that service on the other. If one of the parties fails to carry out their side of the agreement then the party can be said to be in breach of contract. Breach of contract can also occur if the work carried out is not of an agreed standard or if the service makes their customer aware that they will not be carrying out the agreed work.
Breaches of contract can also include non-payment for a service or not paying on time, failure to deliver services or goods, or being late with those services without good reason. Terms and conditions are a fundamental part of a legally binding contract and any broken terms can lead to breach of contract.
Damages for Breach of Contract
Damages can be awarded to the plaintiff if a law court upholds that a contract has been breached. Damages will be granted to compensate the innocent party for their loss due to the breach of contract. These damages are usually a remuneration that will accurately reflect that loss.
Legal Advice for Breach of Contract
Seeking the advice of professional help is very important when drawing up a contract as well as at a time when you feel that contract has been breached.
Stonehewer Moss Solicitors have the relevant expertise in this area to ensure your contract is secure and fair, but also the skills to pursue your claim where Breach of Contract has occurred.