St Pauls Chambers contract law barristers regularly represent clients in all matters of contractual disputes, from smaller-scale disagreements and debt recovery to large scale commercial contract law.

Contract law deals with the considerable number of contracts that individuals and companies enter into continuously. Any agreement that can be enforced in court is a contract. Contract law covers items including, but not limited to: terms and conditions, mortgage agreements, loan agreements, customer receipts. Contract law is fundamental to the transaction of goods and services for both businesses and consumers.

What is Contract Law?

Contract law is a type of civil law which refers to contractual disputes, including:

  • Small scale disagreements
  • Debt recovery
  • Commercial contract law

Our contract law barristers have extensive experience in dealing with issues relating to the construction and formation of contractual terms. This includes misrepresentation, mistakes, damages and the equitable remedies that flow from breaches of contract.

Alongside this, St Pauls Chambers advise on contractual disputes and general common law disputes including consumer credit disputes, product liability and the supply of goods and services.

Commercial Contract Law

Commercial contract law differs from smaller disputes as they are generally drawn up between companies and clients. It provides a framework for commercial contracts, and ensures that such contracts are enforced to become legally binding agreements. The terms and conditions in the commercial contract must be adhered to by the business and consumer or client.

Some examples of commercial contracts include:

  • Shareholders agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Business purchase agreement
  • Employment contracts
  • A franchise agreement
  • Sale and distribution agreements

These contracts may be verbal, implied or written contracts, although it is recommended that any commercial contracts be in writing, as this minimises the chances of disputes arising.

If, for example, you have bought faulty goods from a company, commercial contract law entitles you to a refund. In complicated cases, you might wish to seek a lawsuit. Due to the complexities of commercial contract law, we advise that you consult a commercial contract law barrister to advise and support you.

Commercial Contract Law Barristers

Litigation in court should be a last resort. As such, barristers at St Pauls Chambers provide pragmatic, effective and speedy advice to help resolve a client’s contractual dispute.

That said, if it comes to it, Members of St Pauls Chambers have particular expertise in trial work and a great depth of experience in dealing with applications and interim hearing covering a broad spectrum of relief.

Members of Chambers appear at all levels and can be instructed to:

  • Provide advice in writing or in conference;
  • Draft statements of case;
  • Provide representation at negotiations, mediation, interim hearings and trial;
  • Provide advice as to the enforceability and construction of contractual terms, no matter the size or scale of the contract.

Hourly rates or fixed fees can often be agreed for many engagements. Contact us today to discuss contract law with a contract law barrister.

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For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Contract Law Barristers

Richard Barraclough KC

Richard Barraclough KC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2003

Simon Myerson KC

Simon Myerson KC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2003

Sophie Mitchell

Sophie Mitchell

Call: 2010

Ellie Guildford

Eleanor Guildford

Call: 2021

Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

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St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
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