Manchester & London Solicitors



Commercial Contracts

Commercial Contract solicitors in Manchester

One of the most important aspects of any business is ensuring that all contracts – with suppliers, customers, or even landlords – are accurate and contain terms you are comfortable with.

Common Contractual Disputes

Sale of goods and supply of service

Here, you will often be the person who purchased the goods or service, and your dispute will be over the standard of the goods or the quality of the service. Sometimes, it will be due to late delivery or were not as described. Our solicitors can review the contract, determine if any breaches have occurred and advise you on your legal options.

Sale of a business or shares in a business

These can be complex disputes due to the fact these are often the most complex forms of commercial contracts. There may be issues over warranty claims, unpaid deferred consideration and earn out provisions. The result of a dispute over these is that it can impact the price paid for a business as it sometimes depends on how it performs after sale.

Commercial agent or distribution agreement

Entering into contracts with agents is covered by EU and UK legislation. Our advice can help prevent costly court action.

In terms of distribution agreements, there can be issues over exclusivity or bonuses.


These require secure contracts which address likely potential disputes. Common issues are misselling, where a buyer is told of a higher demand that there is or exclusivity. Additionally, there may be an issue with a franchise holder taking actions which threaten to damage the franchise network as a whole.

At Monarch Solicitors, we can help ensure you are aware of all the relevant terms of a contract and their consequences. We can review and draft a contract to ensure it does what you want it to do. We can offer expert advice on a wide-range of contracts, including:

  • Agency and distribution and supply agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Franchising and outsourcing
  • Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Terms and conditions of sale or service

To get advice on commercial contract issues, please call our specialist solicitors on 0330 127 8888.

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Most frequent questions and answers

The law on limitation provides a period of six years in respect of breach of contract. There is no need for damages to have been caused before a claimant is able to sue in contract. The cause of action accrues on the date of the breach of contract and the six-year limitation period runs from this date.

There are several remedies available, such as damages; specific performance; injunction; rescission; rectification. However, which option is best for you will depend on your circumstances.

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