Contract disputes can arise for a variety of reasons. The most common causes of a contractual dispute include failure to honour the terms of a contract, disagreements on technical terms within a contract, mistakes and errors.
What are common causes of contract disputes?
Common causes of contract disputes include disagreements over payment, delivery, quality of goods or services, breach of contract, interpretation of contract terms, and failure to meet deadlines.
What is a breach of contract?
A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to perform its obligations under the contract, either by not meeting deadlines, not delivering goods or services as specified, or otherwise violating the contract terms.
What are the possible remedies for a breach of contract?
Remedies for a breach of contract can include monetary damages, specific performance (forcing the breaching party to fulfil the contract terms), or cancellation of the contract.
Can a verbal contract lead to a contract dispute?
Yes, verbal contracts can lead to contract disputes. However, they can be more challenging to prove and enforce compared to written contracts.
What is the time limit for bringing a contract dispute case?
The time limits for bringing a contract dispute, or the statute of limitations, can vary by jurisdiction and are subject to change.
Northern Ireland (NI):
The time limit for bringing a contract dispute in Northern Ireland is typically six years. This means that a party to a contract generally has up to six years from the date the cause of action arises to initiate legal proceedings.
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