Contracts can be complex and lengthy. Parties often think that the longer the contract is, the less chance there is of litigation. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true. The more complex the contract, the more the opportunity for disputes. There always seems to be room for different interpretations of the contract, or something happens that was not foreseen.
Contract disputes between businesses, clients, employees, and consumers are very common. Whilst some see contract disputes as an inevitable cost of doing business, the good news is that resolving contract disputes need not be costly and lengthy.
Disputes typically arise because one party, for whatever reason, does not comply with their obligations under the contract. Often, the other party does not necessarily want to take the matter to court, they simply want what was agreed on in the contract, or compensation if specific performance is not possible.
Fortunately, there are alternatives to lengthy and expensive litigation. Mediation offers a quick and efficient alternative.