Contract Law and Disputes

The contractual arrangements will determine what can and cannot be done and in so doing form the framework for all contract disputes. As such it is very important to understand what the contract says and what it means for you by getting some advice from a contracts lawyer.

Our Principal Solicitor at litigant has advised, acted for and appeared in numerous breach of contract type disputes in the course of conducting commercial litigation over the last 10 years. Let us be your contracts lawyer and help you seek a resolution.

Our law firm is committed to handling your contract dispute with competence and trust whilst all the while remaining accessible to you as our client. With more than 10 years’ worth of experience in providing litigants in Sydney with legal advice and services about commercial disputes we should be able to answer most of your questions and help you vindicate your contractual rights.

Potential Scenarios - Contracts And Disputes

  • Questions about the construction of a Deed and whether, for instance, a clause within a deed acts as a bar to proceedings;
  • Disputes between landlord and tenant, regarding commercial leases, about whether the lease was validly terminated or not;
  • A dispute between the vendor and the purchaser, before exchange of contracts, as to whether a contract exists and was formed;
  • When the vendor or purchaser delays completion, in a contract for the sale of land, it may be possible to seek specific performance;
  • A claim by a purchaser against a vendor for loss of bargain damages, on a contract for the sale of land, because the vendor's title was defective such as under s 54B of Conveyancing Act;
  • When a purchaser seeks to recover/refund money paid as a deposit from the vendor (or agent), under a contract for the sale of land, because the vendor's title was defective under s 55 of Conveyancing Act;
  • An order from the Court, under s 66G of the Conveyancing Act, to put an end to the co-ownership of land (usually in cases of joint tenancy) by way of statutory sale. If granted the property will be held on a statutory trust by two or more trustees. The Court would have control over such Trustees under s 66E of the Conveyancing Act.

Let Us Help You

  • determine if there is a contract to begin with;
  • know if the contract had to be in writing;
  • consider the role of promissory estoppel;
  • understand the role of privity of contract;
  • determine the actual and implied terms of the contract;
  • construct the construct and its meaning;
  • appreciate the meaning and application of terms that limit liability;
  • pursue your rights such as restitution;
  • consider the validity and enforceability of contracts;
  • deal with breach(es) of contract;
  • deal with repudiation or repudiatory conduct;
  • determine whether the contract has been discharged by frustration;
  • get such contractual damages where there is a relevant breach of contract;
  • deal with contracts that are illegal or in restraint of trade;
  • with debt collection in larger matters;
  • review your contract and its terms to point out matters that need to be clarified.
Litigant focuses on helping clients conduct litigation in the Sydney, NSW. If you need legal advice about dealing with: – a letter of demand, without prejudice offer, Calderbank Offer, preparing a deed of settlement and release, or a breach of contract then contact our Sydney lawyers to find out more about your options. You can do so by using the contact us form or calling us on T: +61 2 9199 4530.

* This content does not purport to give legal advice. Readers must obtain their own legal advice, that applies to the particular circumstances of their case, before taking any action at all.