Cyprus Law | Unlawfully Causing Breach of Contract by a Third Party

Cyprus Law | Unlawfully Causing Breach of Contract by a Third PartyCyprus Law | Unlawfully Causing Breach of Contract by a Third Party

Any person who, otherwise than in furtherance of a strike or lockout in respect of a trade dispute within the trade or industry in which the strikers or persons locking out are engaged, KNOWINGLY and WITHOUT SUFFICIENT JUSTIFICATION, causes any other person to break a LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT with a third person, commits a civil wrong (tort) against such third person.

It is a subject which I may write about in more detail in the future but for now I would like you to know briefly that, unlike criminal cases where the standard of proof is beyond reasonable doubt, in civil cases the burden of proof is usually on the side or party which makes the allegation or claim and the standard of the proof is according to balance of probabilities. This means that the court or judge in the TRNC would try to find out within a hearing if your allegations or claims MAY BE true and PROBABLE. Justice can only be served if the truth is put down in a hearing etc. That’s why Advocates are there. That I think is one of our main duties. There are various ways to find out what the truth is and/or if your allegations are probable but the most important one is an art which is used by good Advocate’s in a good way called Cross Examination of the witness.

Therefore, if you prove in court according to the balance of probabilities that a third person has knowingly and without sufficient justification caused in any way the breach of your legally binding contract then you would be able to take legal actions against that third person and the breaches and file a civil case which shall claim for all your damages and you can obtain compensation etc from that third person. Of course I must add that a relationship created by marriage, which is also a contract, is not deemed to be a contract under this law and I would also like to add that if you decide to sue someone for unlawfully causing the breach of your contract, to be able to win your case, you must firstly also prove that your contract is and was not void and null. In other words, as you can see from the above, the contract must be legally binding.

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