Partnership, director and shareholder disputes

Specialist legal support to aid the rapid resolution of partnership, director and shareholder disputes.

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Partnership, director and shareholder disputes

Commercially focussed approach to partnership, director and shareholder disputes

The breakdown of personal relationships inside a business can be devastating both commercially and personally. A skilled solicitor can help address them quickly before they trickle down into the organisation.

Whether you are a partner, a shareholder or a company director, we provide advice on a range of intra-business dispute matters.

Above all, our specialists take a pragmatic, flexible and commercial approach to protecting the interests of everyone involved in a way that aims to safeguard the ongoing commercial success of the business.

We will work closely with you to understand the structure, challenges and options in your unique case, examining the key agreements and articles where relevant and advising on any further action.

Our approach is to seek resolution through negotiation or mediation wherever possible and we offer exceptional skills and experience in alternative forms of dispute resolution. However, if a matter requires urgent action to protect and preserve the business, we can quickly identify it and secure appropriate injunctions and other options through the courts.

We advise on a range of matters, including:

  • Interpretation and implications of partnership agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Unfair prejudice petitions
  • Derivative actions
  • Actions for breaches of a director’s duties

For a confidential discussion about your situation, contact a member of the team, based in St Albans, Harpenden and Luton.


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Frequently asked questions

What are Partnership, director and shareholder disputes?

Director and shareholder disputes arise when there is a disagreement between the directors and shareholders of a company. This can include disputes over the direction of the company, decision-making power, or the distribution of profits. Partnership disputes arise in similar circumstances but between partners in a business.

How can I prevent Partnership, director and shareholder disputes?

To reduce the chances of these disputes arising, it is important to have clear communication channels between directors, shareholders, and partners. Creating a solid governance structure and having clear policies in place can also help prevent conflicts from arising. For assistance in drafting bespoke articles for a company, a shareholder agreement or a Partnership Agreement please speak to our Corporate & Commercial team.

How can I resolve Partnership, director and shareholder disputes?

There are several ways to resolve these disputes, including mediation, arbitration, or litigation. It is important to seek legal advice before taking any action and to try to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible to minimise the impact on the company or partnership.

What causes Partnership, director and shareholder disputes?

There are many reasons why these disputes can arise, including differences in opinion on business strategy, disagreements on how to allocate resources, or personal conflicts between directors, shareholders, and partners.

What are the consequences of Partnership, director and shareholder disputes?

These disputes can have serious consequences for the company, including loss of business value, damage to reputation, and legal costs. They can also lead to a breakdown in relationships between stakeholders, which can be difficult to repair. If a dispute cannot be resolved then it may ultimately result in the winding up of the company or the dissolution of a partnership.


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