Good contract management can sometimes only take you so far.
When supplier performance is unable to be achieved through this route, local authority officers will want to look at options to escalate matters to get results. But taking formal enforcement action for breach of contract can feel like unchartered territory, and there are a number of pitfalls that the non-breaching party needs to be careful to avoid.
This seminar aimed to guide local authority lawyers through some of those pitfalls to provide tips for managing a contract dispute, including:
- When is a breach a repudiatory breach that entitles you to terminate? When should you terminate and when should you affirm?
- What is the difference between terminating at common law and pursuant to the contract terms?
- How can you best protect your ability to recover damages for losses you suffer as a result of the breach?
- What losses are you able to recover?
The webinar was aimed at local authority lawyers and will include interactive case studies and polls.