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Director/Shareholder disputes

Company claims are disruptive, time-consuming and distracting.  Whether you face a claim from a disaffected shareholder or director, or think that you are being prejudiced as a minority shareholder or director, we can assist with timely, pragmatic advice to defuse the dispute and bring it to a resolution, whether via court action or through a valuation process.

We have a track record in advising all kinds of companies, partnerships, LLPs, directors and shareholders, from companies valued at hundreds of millions of pounds to the smallest start-ups.

How we can help

Urgent Matters

If matters are urgent, we can bring or defend emergency injunctions to protect shareholders and directors from being prejudiced by the actions of a board of directors, or defend a company from the actions of a disaffected minority.  You can find a summary of our injunction experience here.

ADR Dispute Resolution

We are experts in ADR dispute resolution in all its forms, whether court action, formal alternative dispute resolution (mediation, expert determination) or informal negotiations.  This includes expert valuation of shareholdings for the purposes of a buy-out of shareholders, and all aspects of minority discounts.  You can see a summary of our ADR expertise here.

Companies Acts

We can advise on legal rights and remedies under the Companies Acts, the company’s Articles, shareholder agreements and directors’ service contracts.

Unfair Prejudice Claims

With unfair prejudice claims under s994 of the Companies Act, derivative claims and claims for contractual and tortious breach of all kinds

By bringing or defending claims for breach of restrictive covenants and confidentiality claims

Drafting constitutional documents to protect the interests of shareholders, directors and partners of all kinds.

Effective Litigation Strategies

We specialise in designing effective litigation strategies to bring or defend claims brought by or against disaffected shareholders and directors.

If matters are urgent, we can bring or defend emergency injunctions to protect shareholders and directors from being prejudiced by the actions of a board of directors, or defend a company from the actions of a disaffected minority.  You can find a summary of our injunction experience here.

We are experts in ADR dispute resolution in all its forms, whether court action, formal alternative dispute resolution (mediation, expert determination) or informal negotiations.  This includes expert valuation of shareholdings for the purposes of a buy-out of shareholders, and all aspects of minority discounts.  You can see a summary of our ADR expertise here.

We can advise on legal rights and remedies under the Companies Acts, the company’s Articles, shareholder agreements and directors’ service contracts.

With unfair prejudice claims under s994 of the Companies Act, derivative claims and claims for contractual and tortious breach of all kinds

By bringing or defending claims for breach of restrictive covenants and confidentiality claims

Drafting constitutional documents to protect the interests of shareholders, directors and partners of all kinds.

We specialise in designing effective litigation strategies to bring or defend claims brought by or against disaffected shareholders and directors.




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