Contractual Disputes take many different forms from unpaid bills to disputes about the builder you employ to undertake work on your property.
Set out below are some of the types of contractual disputes regularly encountered and upon which we will be able to advise and assist you. If your matter falls into one of those categories then please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Debt Recovery – These may involve proceedings for the recovery of unpaid bills or fees for work done and services rendered. Also, we can help you with the recovery of unpaid loans.
- Misrepresentation Claims – In circumstances where the other party has made misrepresentations to you about matters which induced you to enter into the contract and which you find to be false, you may be able to pursue a claim for misrepresentation. Court proceedings may be commenced to recover monies paid and/or for damages for the losses you have suffered as a result of those misrepresentations.
- Sale of Goods/ Supply of Services – we can help you recover any money you have paid for the supply of defective goods or for services which are of sub standard quality. We can send a letter before action to the other party to put your claim to them to seek compensation. In the event the other party fails to respond, we can commence court proceedings to recover your losses.
- Franchising Agreements – If you are about to enter into a Franchising Agreement you may find the agreement, overlong and written in legalese and difficult to understand. We can provide advice in plain English so that you can easily understand the obligations that will bind you. The agreement may need simplifying and amending to avoid it being one sided and to make it fairer to all sides.
- Shareholder Disputes, Partnership Disputes and Disputes arising out of Joint Ventures – We come across many cases where parties enter into a business with others such as in the setting up of a Company, entering into a Partnership or similar joint venture with each other without fully considering all the commercial aspects. It is only when disputes arise between them do the parties seek legal help to unravel the agreement. The Sethi Partnership Solicitors can advise you as to the best course of action to take to maximise your position and minimise your losses.
- Professional Negligence – If you are of the view that you have not been properly advised or represented by your Solicitor or Accountant or other professional advisor then you may wish to make a claim for professional negligence. There is a defined procedure called the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence with which you will need to comply to put your complaint forward.
We can assist you to put forward your claim setting out the nature of your complaint, how your advisor was negligent and what losses you have suffered as a result of that negligence. The claim could be referred to Mediation to seek a cost effective resolution and failing that the commencement of court action.
- Insurance Disputes – This may involve a situation where your Insurer has unfairly declined your claim taking an unfair view of the terms of the insurance policy. Complaints to the Insurance Ombudsman may not entirely resolve your complaint to your satisfaction and you may need to take our legal advice as to how to proceed.
- Construction and Building Disputes – We can help you where your builder has undertaken construction or building works to your property which are substandard, or not in accordance with the contract, or are overpriced or caused damage to your property. We can assist you in taking legal action to obtain recovery of your money and for the additional costs you may be put to in having the work properly carried out.
Whatever the nature of the contract we at The Sethi Partnership enjoy a reputation for being tough but approachable. We will look at your matter in its entirety to provide expert advice upon an action plan to progress matters quickly including alternative dispute resolution to avoid where possible expensive court proceedings.
Please contact Gurpreet Reehal on 020 8866 6464 or email on Gurpreet@sethi.co.uk who shall be happy to discuss your matter with you and provide you with confidential sound legal advice.