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Understanding Breach of Contract Litigation in NSW

Breach of contract is a common issue that can arise in commercial or personal relationships where a party fails to perform their obligations as outlined in a legally binding agreement. In NSW, breach of contract is governed by the common law and the terms of the contract itself. When a breach occurs, the innocent party may choose to pursue legal action to seek remedies such as damages, specific performance or injunctions.

What are different types of breach of contract litigation?

If all other options fail, you can file a claim in court. In NSW, there are several types of breach of contract litigation that can arise, including but not limited to:

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    Material breach of contract: This occurs when one party fails to perform a significant aspect of the contract, such as failing to deliver goods or services as promised. This type of breach is often grounds for terminating the contract.

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    Minor breach of contract: This occurs when one party fails to perform a minor aspect of the contract, such as missing a deadline by a few days. This type of breach usually does not result in termination of the contract, but it may entitle the non-breaching party to damages.

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    Anticipatory breach of contract: This occurs when one party indicates that they will not be able to perform their obligations under the contract before the deadline arrives. This type of breach can be grounds for terminating the contract.

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    Repudiation: This occurs when one party expressly states that they will not perform their obligations under the contract. This type of breach is usually grounds for terminating the contract.

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    Breach of warranty: This occurs when one party fails to meet a specific term or condition of the contract. This type of breach may entitle the non-breaching party to terminate the contract, and entitlement to damages.

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    Fundamental breach of contract: This occurs when one party's breach is so significant that it undermines the whole purpose of the contract. This type of breach is usually grounds for terminating the contract and entitles the non-breaching party to damages.

How can we assist your breach of contract litigation in NSW

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    Reviewing and assessing the contract: We can review the contract that is the subject of the breach and assess your legal rights and obligations under the contract.

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    Advising on breach of contract claims: We can advise you on whether a breach of contract has occurred and assess the damages you may be entitled to.

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    Negotiating a settlement:We can assist in negotiating a settlement with the other party to the contract to resolve the dispute outside of court.

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    Commencing legal proceedings:If a settlement cannot be reached, we can commence legal proceedings on your behalf and represent you in court, including seeking injunctive relief or specific performances if damages are not an adequate remedy.

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    Defending against breach of contract claims:If you are being sued for breach of contract, we can defend you against the claim and protect your legal rights.

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    Alternative dispute resolution:We can assist in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration to resolve the dispute outside of court.

Our team of litigation experts is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We provide clear and concise advice throughout the litigation process, ensuring you are fully informed and prepared every step of the way. If you require assistance with breach of contract litigation in NSW, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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