How To Sue For Breach Of Contract

how to sue for breach of contract

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. A breach of contract occurs when a party fails to fulfil the obligations set out within the terms and conditions of the contract. Contracts can be written contracts or verbal contracts, and their terms can be set out as express terms or contractual terms can be ‘implied’. Breach of contract solicitors can assist in the resolution of complex breach of contract cases.

If you are currently dealing with a breach of contract and are seeking information on how to sue for breach of contract, please read the following article.


Evidence required for breach of contract


There are a range of factors that must be considered before a breach of contract claim is made. The first is to obtain evidence of the existence of a contract. A signed, written contract makes things simpler; however where one does not exist, other documentation such as emails, letters, invoices and text messages can evidence the existence of a contract.

Together with evidence of the existence of a contract, evidence that the contract was breached must be obtained. Finally, proof of losses suffered as a result of the breach of contract must be shown in order to justify any compensation awards.


How to sue for breach of contract


Once it has been established that a breach of contract claim exists, a letter of claim should first normally be sent detailing the claim. If the breaching party fails to respond to the letter or they deny the claim, then the next step to take may be to issue court proceedings.

If you are currently looking to sue someone for a breach of contract, contact South Bank Legal today in order to get in touch with one of our breach of contract solicitors to discuss your case and the legal services we provide.


Remedies for breach of contracts


If your contractual rights have been breached and you are looking to sue for a breach of contract, you may have a number of legal remedies, including:

  • Termination– ending the contract and discharging yourself from any further obligations under it. This remedy is available where the other party has breached a term of the contract that is fundamental or has acted in a way that indicates that they are no longer willing to perform their contractual obligations.
  • Damages– claiming financial compensation for the losses you have suffered from the breach of contract. The amount of damages to which you are entitled can, however, be expressly limited by the contract itself.
  • Specific Performance– it is sometimes possible to obtain a court order requiring a party who has failed or refused to honour a contract to, in fact, carry out their contractual obligations. The remedy of specific performance is less common, however, as courts will generally look to compensate a wronged party by awarding monetary damages.


South Bank Legal, breach of contract solicitors


Our breach of contract solicitors cover all types of breach of contract disputes. We can provide professional advice and representation to both individuals and businesses.

For more information regarding breach of contract claims or further legal advice, you can contact South Bank Legal via email at or telephone 0203 1266 584 for a confidential discussion with a contract dispute solicitor today.

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