Contract Disputes and Consumer Problems

Contract Disputes and Consumer Problems

We enter into contracts many times during our lives from those involved buying simple household goods at a shop to more complicated contracts such as those for someone to carry out building work at your house or for you to purchase a house. When you enter into a contract, you should expect the terms of the contract to be honoured. When things go wrong it is important to be clear about your legal rights and the steps that can be taken to resolve the problem successfully.

When you buy goods you expect them to be fit for the purpose you purchased them for. If not you may be entitled to a refund, reduction in the price you paid or for the party that sold them you to repair the goods at no cost to you. If you feel a contract you have entered into has been breached and you are out of pocket or you have bought goods that are defective, contact our disputes team who can assist with many issues that arise and can deal on your behalf with the party who breached the contract or sold you the defective goods.

We understand that clients can be daunted by the experience of instructing a solicitor and often worry about the costs of doing so. Therefore we will explain your legal rights to you in simple and straightforward terms. We will also agree a budget and ways of funding your legal costs with you before we work on your case so you are fully informed and comfortable with these costs. We will always first attempt to resolve your case swiftly and without you having to bring court proceedings. In some cases, however, it may be necessary to issue court proceedings to ensure that your financial losses are recovered, and where appropriate compensation paid.

We provide legal advice in relation to many types of contractual disputes and consumer problems, including:

  • Faulty electrical goods
  • Faulty motor vehicles.
  • Poor quality workmanship of tradesman, such as. builders, plumbers, and electricians.
  • Advice on loan agreements
  • Retention of title clauses
  • Defective goods.
  • Contracts for goods and services
  • Non-delivery of paid for goods
  • Warranty and indemnity claims
  • Second-hand vehicles.
  • Disputes over insurance claims
  • Disputes with airlines and tour operators
  • Breach of contract/warranty claims
  • Unfair contract terms.
  • Personal guarantees.
  • Breach of credit hire agreements
  • Debt recovery
  • Sale and supply of goods and services
  • Agency, distribution and franchise agreements
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Professional negligence
  • Misrepresentation claims

Contract disputes and consumer problems are a complex area of law and specialist advice should always be sought.

Contact us arrange a consultation with one of our solicitors.