While superficially there is much about this area of law that conforms to ‘common sense’ or customary dealing, when disputes arise the full complexities of the law can emerge.
These complexities frequently arise from the tension created by two sometimes competing objectives of the law: to do justice to the parties and to maintain principles founded upon general commercial convenience and consistency.
Advising on contractual issues is mainstream work for most of our contentious lawyers. Those concerned with general commercial matters advise on a wide range of agreements.
The Law of Contract constantly evolves by judicial decisions. Our lawyers keep up to date with developments in their field and are well placed to advise on the interpretation of contracts and on the management of disputes that can arise.
Birketts have a very strong team which works well together. I had difficult contractual issue with a formidable opponent and the team had great tactics at every stage which resolved the difficult issue.
Legal 500 [UK 2022]