Our job is to find a solution to your shareholder dispute. We analyse the evidence, plan a strategy with you and then act on it.
Shareholder disagreements and disputes are surprisingly common. Despite the best intentions, the interests of business partners and partner shareholders can diverge over time, leading to disputes and disagreements about money and control of companies.
They can range from differences of opinion about strategy to situations where shareholders consider it is being mismanaged for the benefit of one or more other shareholders.
It is, therefore, vital that you take swift action and professional legal advice as early as possible. Much will depend on your specific levels of control in the company and the extent to which there is a clear shareholders agreement or suitable articles of association which can be relied on to support a clear resolution of the disagreement.
If there is a full-blown dispute, then allegations that the other parties are not acting in accordance with previous agreements will be essential.
Whether you are looking to regain control of the company or a fair price for your shares, our expert dispute solicitors can advise you on the best action to take.
Our expertise includes:
- Breach of duty
- Unfair prejudice claims
- Derivative claims
- Partnership duties and liabilities
- Removal of directors and partners
- Director disqualification
- Directors’ duties and liabilities
Free Initial Consultation
We understand that you’ll want to discuss your options and find out more about how we can help. We offer both appointments throughout the day and out of hours to accommodate our clients. We are happy to meet you at our offices across London, Essex or Kent. To find out more please Book Your Free Consultation, call us on 020 3753 4667 or email
What is a Shareholder Dispute?
Disputes between shareholders can arise for many reasons. Sometimes disputes can arise simply down to a clash of personalities, which seems to be especially prevalent where all the shareholders are held by member of the same family. Often, the background to these disputes can concern the day-to-day running of the business or problems surrounding a shareholder’s individual interests in the business.
We also have substantial experience of acting for companies, businesses and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) who face claims by minority shareholders.
Common shareholder disputes
Disagreements between shareholders can take many forms, but some of the more common types of disputes include:
- All or some of the shareholders are of the opinion that the directors are breaching their duties
- Certain dividend policies appear to favour some shareholders over others
- Existing shareholder agreements or articles of association have been breached
- General conflicts of interest Main shareholders are perceived to be treating the company as theirs exclusively, including drawing dividends or salary only for them
- Minority shareholders believe they are being unfairly prejudiced by controlling or majority shareholders
- Shareholders are concerned that another member is diverting business
- Shareholders are not being informed about or included in meetings
- Some shareholders do not feel they are being kept fully informed about the company’s finances
If you are involved in a shareholder dispute, you need proactive advice on the different options available to you and robust action to defend your position. While emotions often run understandably high in these disputes, we advise and support our clients to make the right commercial and strategic moves at the right time.
Why Choose Us?
Our expert shareholder dispute solicitors have experience in providing practical and commercial advice on company disputes.
We’ll first evaluate your case, before providing realistic and pragmatic advice to get the best result for you, achieving your objectives in a timely manner.
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We serve clients across the following areas
London areas - City of London, Aldgate, Tower Hamlets, Spitalfields, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark, Bishopsgate, Canary Wharf, Islington & Highbury, Angel, Belsize Park, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Finchley.
Essex - Chigwell, Hainult, Woodford, Epping, Chafford Hundred, Chelmsford, Brentwood, Upminster, Grays.
Kent - Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, West Malling, Maidstone, Sevenoaks.