Contract and Commercial Litigation

Contract and Commercial Litigation
Contract and Commercial Litigation


For a contract to be legally binding in Ontario, there are some key elements that must exist. Firstly, there must be an intent to enter into a contract, including an offer and an acceptance. Secondly, there must be certainty of the essential terms of the agreement and consideration must have been provided by both parties.

A contract can be in writing, be made verbally, be inferred by conduct, or even legally created using a combination of all three but it must always contain the key elements.

If you are engaged in a contract dispute, or if you are concerned about a potential contract dispute, contact Hummingbird Lawyers LLP for advice.

What Is a Commercial Contract?

A commercial contract is a legally binding agreement that sets forth the terms and conditions for how business relationships will be governed. It is always best to have a commercial contract drafted and reviewed by a lawyer before signing anything, to ensure that it is not only equitable, but to ensure that the terms are fully understood and agreed upon.

Breached Contracts

In Ontario, a breach of contract is considered to have happened when one or more of the parties to a contract fails to perform the obligations set forth in the contract.

If you feel that you or your company have had a contract breached or are in breach of a contract, contact our civil litigation lawyers at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. You have the right to seek compensation or, in some cases, specific performance to satisfy the terms of the agreement. Alternatively, if you are being accused of breaching an agreement, we can help you mitigate your risk and fight the allegations.

Contract Litigation

What Is Commercial Contract Litigation?

Commercial contract disputes occur when one or more terms or conditions of an existing contract are broken. The litigation team at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP can effectively help you determine whether a breach of contract exists and what legal strategies would most effectively help resolve the dispute. Litigation is never our first step, but when required, we will advocate for your rights, keeping in mind the importance of cost-effectiveness.

Investments Gone Wrong

If you have invested or loaned money and it has not been returned to you, the Hummingbird team can assist you in getting your money back and recovering your loss. The Hummingbird team can write demand letters on your behalf, we can work with you to negotiate a repayment plan or we can litigate if necessary.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Torts Related to Business

In Ontario, there are several types of torts related to business contracts, and Hummingbird Lawyers LLP have experience in all areas of litigating business torts.  These include misrepresentations, civil fraud, civil conspiracy, breach of contract, unlawful means, conversion, injurious falsehood, intimidation, duress and passing off.  If you have any questions about torts for business or you are interested in finding out more about this litigation service, contact our team.

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Hummingbird Can Help

Due to the complexity of commercial contracts, it is always best to work with a lawyer when dealing with commercial/contractual disputes.

When there is a contract dispute and litigation is your only option, the team at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP is well-prepared and skilled to fight on your behalf. Failed or ambiguous commercial contracts can lead to litigation and we will ensure that we are on your side, armed with legal strategy, skill, experience and passion.  The civil litigation team at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP is here to assist you every step of the way, by advising you of your rights, obligations and options.  Our team has you covered. Contact us for more information.

Hummingbird Lawyers strategically assists businesses and individuals in the areas of business and corporate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, wills and estates, employment law, family and divorce, litigation, and immigration.

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