Contracts *

Our Firm is committed to delivering practical and professional advice on a broad range of contractual issues.  We provide clear advice in relation to the negotiation and drafting of contracts, always considering the needs of our clients and how best to achieve their objectives.

We are also on hand to advise our clients in respect of any issues that may arise during the life of a contract and in the event of a dispute arising between the parties.

Disputes can arise in contracts at various times and the law provides a number of remedies:

  • Injunction – an Order of the Court to insist the parties do or refrain from an act, this may be sought as an interim relief until a full trial can occur or as the end solution.
  • Rescission – the Contract is rescinded and the parties are restored to their original positions
  • Rectification – a change to the Contract is ordered by the Court to reflect the intentions of the parties
  • Specific Performance – the Court will order the party to perform its obligations under the contract
  • Damages – monetary compensation.

Some of the remedies for breach of contract are termed equitable remedies and are at the discretion of the Court.

The Law requires that legal actions must be taken within certain time limits.    Often the time limit in Breach of Contract cases is capped at six years.   In some instances, the time for taking action may be far shorter (months rather than years).   However, the law requires that all actions be commenced as soon as possible and that they be prosecuted with expedition.    You should contact us to ascertain what time limits apply to your situation.  If you do not commence action within the time limits you may be prevented from successfully prosecuting an action for Breach of Contract. 

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or [email protected] if you would like more information.

* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.


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