Director and shareholder disputes

If a dispute gets out of hand and starts to threaten your business, we can give you the legal support that could get you out of a tight spot.

Caroline Metcalf, Bishop's Stortford
Caroline Metcalf, Partner and dispute resolution specialist in Bishops Stortford

Director and shareholder dispute solicitors: Expert legal advice

All kinds of disputes can break out among the directors and shareholders of a business – differences over direction, personality clashes, misconduct. The real danger is that they disrupt the task of running the company. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to get urgent advice.

How we can help

Expert legal support can help you get your business back on track, ultimately saving you time and money. Our expert solicitor's are commercially aware and have the experience to find you the most efficient solution to your particular problem.  We know that an internal conflict can pose an enormous threat to the health of your business. But we’ll deal with problem quickly and effectively, because that’s the only way to head off potential disaster. Finding the right resolution can be a complicated and delicate process, though. So we’ll tell you in plain language exactly what options you have – our experience of these disputes means we could even work out a solution that you might otherwise have thought impossible.

If your dispute looks like it might head to court, we’ll walk you through every step of the process. We’ll look after your interests and work to get you the best possible result. Some cases we have recently handled include:

  • Acting for a minority shareholder against the majority shareholder in an unfair prejudice claim. We resolved the dispute through mediation 
  • Advising a majority shareholder facing an unfair prejudice claim. We agreed a settlement involving a share buyback 
    • Representing a director of a deadlocked company. We negotiated the division of the business into two equal units operating in different areas, underpinned by a three-year non-competition agreement  

We’ll give you all the advice and support you need to make informed, sensible decisions towards ending the dispute. We’re highly professional, but we also have a simple way of working. So we’ll make the situation easier to bear, leaving you free to focus on keeping your business on track.  

We’ll give you our expert legal opinion based on what’s happening. You can be confident that we’ll always be open and honest with you, so you’ll know exactly where you stand. 

What to do next

If you want to find out more, speak with one of our specialist litigation solicitors.  

Our specialist lawyers are based in:

  •     Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  •     Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
  •     Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston 

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales. 

Call our Dispute Resolution & Litigation solicitors on 0800 0131165

For an initial consultation, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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